Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Died:|| (aged 64)|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|College||University of Toronto|
|1950–53||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||1951 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy|
|Honors||Grey Cup champion - 1951|
Bruce Frederick Cummings,(March 1927 – June 16, 1991) was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player with the Ottawa Rough Riders, playing from 1950 to 53.
Born in Ottawa and a star football player at the University of Toronto,Cummings joined his hometown Riders in 1950. Though his career was relatively brief, he enjoyed a complete season in 1951, being named an all-star, winning the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the best player in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and hoisting the Grey Cup as champion.
His father, W. Garfield Cummings, was a local politician and former Ottawa footballer.Bruce Cummings died at the age of 64 in 1991 following a heart attack.
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