Henry Janzen

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Henry Janzen
Born: (1940-06-07) June 7, 1940 (age 80)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
College none - Weston Wildcats (Jr.)
Career history
As player
19591965 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1965
Awards1959 - 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. [1] [2]

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. [3] [4] 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.) [5] 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. [6]

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References

  1. http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=janzehen001
  2. "Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni". Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  3. "FANBASE entry : Henry Janzen". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  4. Winnipeg hails its Cup champs Ottawa Citizen, November 27, 1959
  5. Henry Janzen call it quits Calgary Herald, June 8, 1966
  6. 1969 & 70 U of M Bisons Football Team Archived 2012-05-31 at the Wayback Machine