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April 7, 2017

Number 71

NUMBER SEVENTY-ONE
NAME POSITION YEAR
Dean Bandiera (also 54) G, E 1951-53
Elton Brown (also 63) DE 1976-78
Todd Brown WR 1988
Howard Dell SB 1991
Farrell Funston (also 10) WR, LB 1959-66
Dick Herbertson (also 73) G, T 1955
Bob Howard E 1967-68
Lee Hull (also 2) WR 1990-92
Keith Kendall (also 48) HB 1950
Bob Larose (also 77) WR, DB 1970-76
Glenn Orris (also 28) WR 1969-70
Jim Palmer (also 57) HB 1954
Joe Poplawski SB, K 1978-86
Gerry Vincent (also 72,90) QB, HB, E, P 1955-58
Dave Washington WR 1969
Ben Wearing WR 2001

 

Canadian Football Hall of Famers:

  • Joe Poplawski (1998)

 

Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Famers:

  • Farrell Funston (1986)
  • Joe Poplawski (1990)

 

CFL All-Stars:

  • Bob Larose (1971)
  • Joe Poplawski (1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986)

 

Division All-Stars:

  • Farrell Funston (1961, 1963)
  • Bob Larose (1971)
  • Joe Poplawski (1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986)

 

CFL Award Winners:

  • Most Outstanding Canadian – Joe Poplawski, 1981, 1986
  • Most Outstanding Rookie – Joe Poplawski, 1978
  • Jackie Parker Trophy (Most Outstanding Rookie, West Division) – 1978
  • Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy (Most Outstanding Canadian, West Division) – 1978, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986

 

Bomber Team Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Player – Farrell Funston, 1963
  • Most Outstanding Canadian – Bob Larose, 1971; Joe Poplawski, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Most Outstanding Rookie Player – Joe Poplawski, 1978

 

He Wore It Well: Joe Poplawski, SB, K, 1978-86

Joe Poplawski – ‘Joe Pop’ to his legions of friends and fans – remains one of the most-popular players in Bomber history. Originally a territorial exemption by his hometown Edmonton Eskimos, Poplawski was traded to the Bombers before playing a game in 1978 for all-star receiver Tom Scott.

Poplawski immediately made the trade a winner for the Bombers, winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award in ’78 and then the league’s top Canadian honours in 1981 and 1986. He was a CFL all-star five times in nine years and, when he retired after the 1986 season at the age of 29 he was 20th on the league’s all-time receiving yardage list. He still ranks third on the Bombers’ all-time list, ranking behind only Milt Stegall and James Murphy.

Notable:

An 11th-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, Farrell Funston arrived in Winnipeg in 1959 at the height of the most-successful run in franchise history. He stayed until 1966 and was part of three Grey Cup championships while being named the team’s Most Outstanding Player in 1963 and leading the club in receiving three times.