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December 5, 2017

Number 2

NUMBER TWO
NAME POSITION YEAR
Scotty Anderson WR 2006
Shalon Baker WR 1997
Antonio Banks (also 26) DB 1998, 2003
Bert Barker 1943
Khalil Bass (also #47) LB 2015-2016
Freeman Baysinger WR 1996
Matt Bucknor CB 2014-15
Davin Bush DB 2007
Eric Carter CB 2004-05
Tom Clements QB 1983-87
Matt Coates WR 2017-
Ryan Dinwiddie (also #4) QB 2006-08
Dave Donaldson DB, WR 2000-03
William Fields CB 2005-06
Martin Gainor (also 32) T 1937-39, 1946
Lee Hull (also #71) WR 1990-92
Jovon Johnson (also #24) CB 2008-12
Reggie Love CB 1999
Gordon McPhee HB 1942
Jeff Nicklin (also #28, 58) HB, FW, E 1934-40
Turhon O’Bannon (also #82) WR 1996-97
Steve Orlander (also #8) 1933-37
David Pool CB 1995-96
Lee Saltz QB 1988-89
Nate Shore (also #16, 26) G, C, E 1940-43, 1945-46
Larry Thompson (also #8, 81) WR 1991-92, 1998
David Williams WR 1993-95
Marcus Winn (also #15) LB 2007-08

Canadian Football Hall of Famers:

  • Tom Clements (1994)


Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Famers:

  • Martin Gainor (1985)
  • Tom Clements (1992)


CFL All-Stars

  • Tom Clements (1984, 1987)
  • David Williams (1993)
  • Jovon Johnson (2009, 2011)


Division All-Stars

  • Martin Gainor (1937, 1938, 1939, 1946)
  • Nate Shore (1946)
  • Tom Clements (1984, 1987)
  • Larry Thompson (1992)
  • David Williams (1993)
  • Jovon Johnson (2009, 2010, 2011)


CFL Award Winners

  • Most Outstanding Player — Tom Clements, 1987
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Jovon Johnson, 2011
  • Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy (Most Outstanding Player, East Division) – Tom Clements, 1987
  • James McCaffrey Trophy (Most Outstanding Defensive Player, East Division) – Jovon Johnson, 2011
  • Grey Cup Offensive MVP — Tom Clements, 1984


Bomber Team Awards

  • Most Outstanding Player (established in 1953) – Tom Clements, 1987
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Jovon Johnson, 2011
  • Most Outstanding Rookie Player – Khalil Bass, 2015
  • Most Outstanding Special Teams Player (established in 2000) – Jovon Johnson, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award – Matt Bucknor, 2015


He Wore It Well:
 Tom Clements, QB, 1983-87

Clements was already a decorated quarterback by the time he was traded to the Bombers for Dieter Brock as a two-sport high school star in Pittsburgh who turned down a scholarship to play basketball at North Carolina to play football at Notre Dame.

He led the Fighting Irish to a national title in 1973, was the CFL’s top rookie in 1975 as a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders, led the Riders to the 1976 Grey Cup with his memorable game-winning pass to Tony Gabriel. He was 30 and a five-time all-star when he arrived in Winnipeg and finished his playing days in blue and gold with the most spectacular play in his career.

Clements became a lawyer after his playing days before returning to football as a coach with Notre Dame and then in the NFL with New Orleans, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Green Bay, where he is currently the assistant head coach.

FYI:

Nate Shore played his junior football in Winnipeg before joining the Bombers in 1941 and helping guide them to a Grey Cup that year… Injuries limited David Williams’ final two years in Winnipeg, but he had 18 touchdowns in 22 games played as a Bomber… Clements isn’t the only player from the #2 list coaching in the NFL; so is Lee Hull, now the receivers coach with the Indianapolis Colts.

Notable:

Jovon Johnson was the first defensive back to win the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2011 in a year in which he had eight interceptions – two of them returned for touchdowns – along with 56 tackles.