|Born:||November 4, 1935|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Died:||November 26, 2018 83) (aged|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||none - Weston Wildcats (Jr.)|
|1956–1967||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1961|
|Awards||1956 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy|
|Honours||Grey Cup champion - 1958, 59, 61, 62|
Norm Rauhaus (November 4, 1935 – November 26, 2018) was an award-winning and Grey Cup champion safety and flanker who played in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1956 to 1967.
A native of Winnipeg, Rauhaus joined his hometown Blue Bombers in 1956 and, with 4 interceptions, was winner of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west.He played 12 seasons, intercepting 37 passes, catching 34 passes, and scoring three touchdowns; he was an All-Star in 1961. As a dependable Canadian starter, he was an indispensable part of four Grey Cup victories. Rauhaus died in Winnipeg in 2018, aged 83.
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