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December 5, 2017

Number 32

NUMBER THIRTY-TWO
NAME POSITION YEAR
Boyd Barrett DB 2003-05
John Bitchok (also 34) LB 1968
Paul Brule B, DB 1968-71
Bill Campbell C, LB 1951
Tom Casey (also 24, 30, 91) RB, DB, P 1950-55
Paul Cholakis HB 1949-50
Bill Cook 1931-32
Gerry Duguid (also 28, 38) HB 1950-51
Mario Fannin RB 2013
Rufus Ferguson RB 1973
Timothy Flanders (also #20) RB 2016
Lance Fletcher (also 72) DE 1969-72
Martin Gainor T 1937-39, 1946
Nic Grigsby RB 2014
Henry Janzen (also 12) RB, DB 1959-65
Milson Jones (also 29) FB 1982-83
Mike Law (also 35) DB 1972
Cameron Marshall RB 2014-15
Frank Mulvey (also 19) E 1939-41, 1945, 1947
Martin Patton RB 1996
Matt Pearce RB 1989-95
Fred Reid RB 2007-11
Buster Rhymes (also 1) WR 1988-89
Nathan Riva RB 2012
Marty Rosen DB 1966-67
John Rush FB 2017
Michael Shaver FB 2002
Bob Toogood (also 78) LB 1974-80
Jeff Treftlin DB 1987
Tom Walker RB 1974-78
Bruce Wilkins FB 1981

Canadian Football Hall of Famers:

  • Tom Casey (1964)

 

Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Famers:

  • Tom Casey (1984)
  • Martin Gainor (1985)
  • Henry Janzen (1989)

 

CFL All-Stars

  • Fred Reid (2010)

 

Division All-Stars

  • Martin Gainor (1937, 1938, 1939, 1946)
  • Tom Casey (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)
  • Henry Janzen (1965)
  • Paul Brule (1970)
  • Fred Reid (2008, 2009, 2010)

 

CFL Award Winners

  • Eddie James Memorial Trophy (West Division leading rusher) – Tom Casey, 1950
  • Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy (West Division top rookie, until 1973) – Henry Janzen, 1959

 

Bomber Team Awards

  • Most Outstanding Canadian Player – Henry Janzen 1963; Paul Brule, 1970
  • Most Outstanding Rookie Player – Milson Jones, 1982
  • Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award – Matt Pearce, 1991, 1994

 

He Wore It Well: Tom Casey RB, DB, P  1950-55

Those privileged enough to have seen him play raved about Tom ‘Citation’ Casey’s athletic gifts as a running back, defensive back and punter. He was a Western Inter-provincial Football Union all-star in each year he played for the Bombers and was the first black player inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

But Casey was just as giving off the field, coaching high school girls basketball while studying to become a doctor. In 1956 he was named Winnipeg’s ‘Citizen of the Year.’

FYI: 

Martin Gainor is a member of the University of North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and came to Winnipeg after his college days as an already accomplished athlete in both football and boxing. He played three years with the Bombers, helping them to the 1939 Grey Cup.

Notable:

Fred Reid joined the Bombers during the end of Charles Roberts domination of the backfield and then picked up the torch and ran with it. He is sixth on the club’s all-time rushing list behind Roberts, Leo Lewis, Willard Reaves, Jim Washington and Gerry James and on Aug. 21, 2009 set the team record with 260 yards rushing in a win over B.C.