Linebacker: 1965-70, 1972-73
CFL All-Star: 1966, 1969
Division All-Star: 1966, 1968
Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 1969
Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Lineman: 1968
The Bombers mined the state of Iowa well in the 1950s and 1960s, unearthing stars like Ken Ploen, Frank Rigney and Phil Minnick, who came to the club in 1965 from Iowa State.
Minnick arrived at the end of the Bombers Glory Days, but was a superb player on some bad football teams in the late 1960s. He played only one game in 1970 and after injuring his knee, retired in 1971 before making a comeback a year later.