Harry Lunn

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Harry Lunn
Born:1933
Died:2016
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College none - Hamilton Panthers (ORFU Intermediate)
Career history
As player
1955–58 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1959 Ottawa Rough Riders
1960 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL West All-Star1958 (Shrine Game)
Awards1955 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Harry Lunn is a former award-winning halfback who played in the Canadian Football League from 1955 to 1960.

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Lunn was discovered by Saskatchewan Roughriders coach Frank Filchock in 1954 playing for the Hamilton Panthers of the ORFU Intermediate league. [1] He paid immediate dividends for his new team, winning the 1955 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for best Canadian rookie in the west on the strength of his 175 rushing yards and his league leading punt and kick off returns. [2] His best season was 1957, with 326 rushing yards, and he intercepted 12 passes during his career. He also represented the West in the 1958 Shrine Game.

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Frank Joseph Filchock was an American and Canadian football tailback/quarterback and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship Game, he was suspended by the National Football League from 1947 to 1950 for associating with gamblers.

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References

  1. Frankie Nabs Two Players in Hamilton Ottawa Citizen, November 24, 1954
  2. 1955 CFL Record Book