February 11, 2017

Number 72

Ollie Bakken (also 70) LB 1976
Tom Busch WR 1969
Ron Coppangarger DB 1973
Willard (Duke) Dewveall E 1958
Leo Ezerins TE, LB 1979-82
Randy Fabi (also 73) FB 1985-89
Steve Hall DB 1983
Tom Harpley E, DE 1953-54
Brian Jack TE 1974-75
Dave Kocourek E 1959
Mike Kuhn (also 65, 75) LB 1971-72
John (Buddy) Leake QB, HB, K 1955-57
Roger Locke TE 1963-64
Rob Pyne DB 1973-74
Gary Robson DE 1962
Colin Scrivener (also 92) DL 1995-97
Glen Scrivener DL 1997-99
Bob Taylor DE 1965-67
Ron Vaccher (also 40, 70) WR, T 1948-55
Cloyd Webb TE 1965
Mitch Zalnasky TE 1967-68


CFL Award Winners:

  • Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy (West Division leading scorer) – Buddy Leake, 1956
  • Tom Pate Award – Glen Scrivener, 1998


Bomber Team Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Rookie – Mike Kuhn, 1972
  • Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award – Glen Scrivener, 1998


He Wore It Well: Delbert Fowler, LB, 1984, 1986-88

The Bombers acquired Delbert Fowler during training camp in 1984, dealing Ken Ciancone to Montreal to land him. And while he was often overlooked in a defence that included the likes of Tyrone Jones, James West, David Shaw, and James Jefferson, Fowler was an important component. In 1986-87, as an example, he piled up 97 total tackles with 16 sacks.


The Scrivener family has certainly made some significant contributions to the Winnipeg Football Club over the decades. Harvey Scrivener served on the Bombers board of directors for over 30 years and was inducted into the team’s hall of fame as a builder in 2003. Both his sons also played for the Bombers, with Glen doing exceptional work on and off the field in being honoured as the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award and Tom Pate Award winner in 1998.


Leo Ezerins was a Bombers territorial exemption in 1978 and made the conversion from TE to LB before he was traded to Hamilton for David Shaw. He is a member of the Manitoba Football Hall of Fame and is a founder of the CFL Alumni Association… Buddy Leake was the Bombers starting QB for a spell in the days between Jack Jacobs and Ken Ploen. A star football and baseball player at the University of Oklahoma, he came to Winnipeg in 1955 and was the team’s leading passer that season. He moved to halfback in 1956 and also handled some kicking chores en route to leading the West Division in scoring… Mitch Zalnasky’s career with the Bombers was cut short by a knee injury, but he spent years in the broadcast booth covering the team as a colour analyst on CJOB.