Robert Mimbs was born August 6th, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began his career in 1987 for the Phoenix Cardinals (NFL) as a replacement running back during the strike. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Mimbs in 1990 where had a fantastic rookie season. He ran for 1341 yards and caught 71 passes for another 536 yards. Mimbs followed that up in 1991 with an even better season, rushing for 1769 yards rushing and 39 catches for 438 yards. Mimbs was named to the All-Canadian team both of those first two seasons, won the CFL rushing title in both seasons and was the runner-up for the Most Outstanding Player in 1991. Mimbs was also awarded the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy in 1991.
In 1993, Mimbs signed with the B.C. Lions as a free agent, then with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1995 where he stayed until his retirement in 1997. While with the Roughriders he earned his third All-Canadian honour and was the Western nominee and eventual runner-up for the Most Outstanding Player in the CFL. He was also awarded the Eddie James Memorial Trophy and the Jeff Nicklin Trophy in 1996. Mimbs finished his career with 6162 yards rushing.
Robert now makes his home in Regina with his wife and family and works at Capital GMC in Regina, SK.
“Robert was awesome, a very classy guy real down to earth and easy to talk to. He went above and beyond our expectations, great with the elderly and children.”
Rick McNichol, Kerrobert Centennial Committee