|Born:||June 7, 1940|
|College||none - Weston Wildcats (Jr.)|
|1959–1965||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Awards||1959 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy|
|Honors||Grey Cup champion - 1959, 61, 62|
Henry Janzen (born June 7, 1940) is a former award-winning and Grey Cup champion kick returner who played in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1965.
A native of Winnipeg, Janzen joined his hometown Blue Bombers in 1959 and, with a league leading 499 punt return yards, was winner of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west.He would go on to play 7 seasons, intercepting 14 passes and winning an All-Star berth as a defensive back in 1965 (with 7 interceptions.) As a dependable Canadian back-up and kick returner, he was an indispensable part of three Grey Cup championships.
Janzen later became coach of the University of Manitoba football team, leading the Bisons to back-to-back national championships in 1969 and 70, the first time this was ever accomplished.
The Grey Cup is both the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the trophy awarded to the victorious team playing in the namesake championship of professional Canadian football. The game is contested between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup wins (17) since its introduction in 1909, while the Edmonton Football Team have the most Grey Cup wins (11) since the creation of the CFL in 1958. The latest, the 107th Grey Cup, took place in Calgary, Alberta, on November 24, 2019, when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–12.
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