Offensive lineman: 1992-97; 1999-2002
CFL All-Star: 2001
Division All-Star: 2001
Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award: 2001
It could be argued nobody suffered losses more than Brett MacNeil, one of the most intense players in Bomber history. He was an intimidating force in the trenches and, early in his career, was given the occasional green light by head coach Cal Murphy to light somebody up – at the risk of an unnecessary roughness penalty – to set a tone for the game. A first-round draft pick of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1991 (7th overall), MacNeil was acquired just before the 1992 season in a trade that sent defensive back Michael Allen east. It was a shrewd deal, as MacNeil then became a durable fixture on the Bombers O-line for two stints stretching over 10 seasons.