Tom Casey

Tom Casey HOF

             Tom Casey           (Photo courtesy the Canadian Football Hall of Fame)

Inducted: 1984

Member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 1964)

Running back, defensive back, punter: 1950-55

Divisional All-Star: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955

Eddie James Memorial Trophy (West Division leading rusher): 1950

Those privileged enough to have seen him play raved about Tom ‘Citation’ Casey’s athletic gifts as a running back, defensive back and punter. He was a Western Inter-Provincial Football Union all-star in each year he played for the Bombers and was the first black player inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

But Casey was just as giving off the field, coaching high school girls’ basketball while studying to become a doctor. In 1956, he was named Winnipeg’s ‘Citizen of the Year.’