Dick Huffman

Photo courtesy Canadian Football Hall of Fame

   Richard (Dick) Huffman
(Photo courtesy Canadian Football Hall of Fame)

Inducted: 1985

Member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 1987)

Tackle, defensive tackle: 1951-55

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

Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 1953

Dick Huffman was already well known in football circles before he came to the Bombers and he had to fight – figuratively, not literally – to get on the field here. He was an All-American tackle at the University of Tennessee and played four years with the Los Angeles Rams before signing in Winnipeg in 1951.

But the Rams obtained a court injunction in an attempt to prevent him from playing with the Bombers. The Rams lost the case and Huffman was dominant in his years in Winnipeg before being traded to Calgary.