Bruce Cummings

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Bruce Cummings
Born:March 1927
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: (aged 64)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College University of Toronto
Career history
As player
1950–53 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1951
Awards1951 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1951

Bruce Frederick Cummings, [1] (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. [2] [3]

Born in Ottawa and a star football player at the University of Toronto, [4] 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. [5] [6]

His father, W. Garfield Cummings, was a local politician and former Ottawa footballer. [7] Bruce Cummings died at the age of 64 in 1991 following a heart attack. [8] [9]

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  2. Ottawa Rough Rider Player Database Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. FANBASE entry : Bruce Cummings
  4. Ex-Nepean Star leads Toronto Blues to 15-5 Victory - Bruce Cummings sinks Queen's team Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 1947
  5. Bruce and Bruno Winners, by Jack Koffman Hamilton Spectator, November 8, 1951
  6. Cummings Wins Football Award Calgary Herald, November 8, 1951
  7. Former Nepean Reeve W.G. Cummings Passes Ottawa Citizen, September 30, 1959
  8. "Former Rough Rider dead at 64". The Ottawa Citizen. June 17, 1991. p. 18. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  9. "Deaths". The Ottawa Citizen. June 18, 1991. p. E18. Retrieved August 26, 2019.