Born and raised in Calgary, Bob Viccars grew up admiring CFL greats such as Larry Robinson and Wayne Harris. A natural athlete with a love and dedication for many sports, he played football for the Calgary Bantam Southwest Lions, the Bishop Grandin Ghosts and the Calgary Mohawks. He was inducted into the Calgary Bantam Football hall of fame in 1997.
Hard work and dedication to the sport he loves paid off when the Calgary Stampeders signed him in 1975. Viccars is one of the few players with the distinction of having gone from Calgary Junior Football to the Stampeders and was fortunate to play his entire football career in the city of Calgary. He enjoyed seven years with the team and was the last tight end to play for the Stampeders.
Football is, and has always been, a way of life for Viccars and his family. His passion for the game continued to grow after his retirement from the Stampeders. Whether cheering on the Stamps at McMahon Stadium or actively participating in charity work and fundraisers with the Stampeders Alumni, he continues to support the team he loves in the community he loves.
Therefore, It seemed only natural to accept the opportunity to be an owner when a group of friends and fellow Calgarians purchased the team.
Viccars remains a prominent figure in the Calgary oil and gas industry and dedicates a great deal of time and effort toward many charitable causes.