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March 6, 2017

Number 97

NUMBER NINETY-SEVEN
NAME POSITION YEAR
Doug Brown DT 2001-11
Ivan Brown DE 2015
Ian Gibb (also 23, 33, 39) FW, RB, DB 1949-52
Dayroni Harris (also 55) DL 1999-00
Jeff Hunter DL 1995
Nick Miller (also 24, 92, 94) FW, DB 1953-64
Henry Newby (also 15) LB 1999-2000
Gord Rowland (also 27) LB, RB 1954-64

Canadian Football Hall of Famers:

  • Doug Brown (2015)

 

Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Famers:

  • Gord Rowland (1986)
  • Nick Miller (1996)
  • Doug Brown (2012)

 

CFL All-Stars:

  • Gord Rowland (1962)
  • Doug Brown (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

 

Division All-Stars:

  • Gord Rowland (1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962)
  • Doug Brown (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

 

CFL Award Winners:

  • Most Outstanding Canadian – Doug Brown, 2001
  • Lew Hayman Trophy (Most Outstanding Canadian, East Division) – Doug Brown, 2001, 2006, 2007)
  • Dr. Beattie-Martin Trophy (Most Outstanding Canadian, West Division) – Gord Rowland, 1958
  • James McCaffrey Trophy (Most Outstanding Defensive Player, East Division) — Doug Brown, 2008

 

Bomber Team Awards:

  • Most Outstanding Player – Doug Brown, 2008
  • Most Outstanding Canadian – Gord Rowland, 1958; Doug Brown, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Doug Brown, 2004, 2008, 2009
  • Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award – Doug Brown, 2010
  • Ring of Honour, Doug Brown, 2016

 

He Wore It Well: Doug Brown, DT, 2001-11

Doug Brown will long be remembered as not only one of the greatest defensive linemen in Blue Bomber and Canadian Football League history, but one of the greatest players, period.

Originally drafted by the Calgary Stampeders, Brown headed south first and suited up for both the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. And when it came time to return to Canada, a contract dispute with the Stamps saw the Bombers pull off one of the greatest trades in franchise history, landing Brown for first and third-round draft picks (the first rounder turned out to be Jon Oosterhuis, who never played for Calgary but found a home here and became one of Brown’s best friends).

Brown was a force from the interior of the defensive line, named to the CFL All-Star Team seven times and the league’s top Canadian in 2001.

He is a member of both the Canadian Football and Winnipeg Football Club Halls of Fame and was part of the first additions to the Bombers Ring of Honour in 2016.

FYI:

We highlighted Gord Rowland at #27 and Nick Miller at #92.