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|Born:||November 29, 1929|
|Died:||February 10, 1966 36) (aged|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|CJFL||Assumption College Junior|
|1951–1962||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||1951 - Gruen Trophy|
|Retired #s||Ottawa Rough Riders #40|
Bruno Bitkowski (November 11, 1929 – February 10, 1966) was an all-star Canadian football centre for the Ottawa Rough Riders for eleven seasons. Bitkowski was a Grey Cup champion twice (1951 and 1960) and won the Gruen Trophy as best rookie in the Big Four in 1951. The Ottawa Roughriders retired his number (#40).
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