Bruno Bitkowski

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Bruno Bitkowski
Born:(1929-11-29)November 29, 1929
Windsor, Ontario
Died:February 10, 1966(1966-02-10) (aged 36)
Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) C/DE
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CJFL Assumption College Junior
Career history
As player
1951–1962 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards1951 - 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).

The Bruno Bitkowski Memorial Trophy was given to the outstanding lineman in the Canadian Inter-university Sport (CIS) Football league and was awarded to the most gentlemanly male athlete, from its inception in 1966 until the award was retired in 1986.

Bruno Bitkowski was appointed as a Naval Cadet (UNTD) in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve serving with HMCS Hunter for the UNTD (University Naval Training Division) from 1950–51. [1]

Notes

  1. MacFarlane, John M. "Canadian Naval Football Stars". www.nauticapedia.ca. Retrieved 2018-10-07.


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