|Born:||February 14, 1936|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|CFL West All-Star||1962, 1963|
Nub Beamer (born February 14, 1936) is a former all-star Canadian Football League fullback.
The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.
Beamer as a senior became the first football player at Roseburg High (Roseburg, OR) to receive first-team all-state honours.
Beamer accepted a scholarship offer from Oregon State University and spent the next four years in Corvallis. He played a major role on the 1956,1957 and 1958 Beaver teams. He played in the 1957 Rose Bowl loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, scoring a touchdown.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research university in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs along with a variety of graduate and doctoral degrees. It is also the largest university in the state, with a total enrollment exceeding 28,000. More than 230,000 students have graduated from OSU since its founding. The Carnegie Foundation designates Oregon State University as a "Community Engagement" university and classifies it as a doctoral university with a status of "Highest research activity".
The 1957 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1957. In the game, the 43rd Rose Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 35–19 in a rematch of a regular season contest at Iowa City where the home team won 14-13. Hawkeyes quarterback Ken Ploen was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game.
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He moved north to Canada in 1959, playing with the BC Lions. He was a bruising fullback, and was an all-star twice, in 1962 when he rushed for 1161 yards (only the second Leo, after Willie Fleming to do so), and in 1963 (914 yards) when he played in their Grey Cup loss. He rushed for 3662 yards in his career.A pair of concussions in 1963 forced Beamer to retire and become a stockbroker.
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Willie Fleming is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's BC Lions. Fleming played collegiately as a halfback at the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the Hawkeyes' 1959 Rose Bowl championship team. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the BC Lions Wall of Fame. Fleming's number 15 jersey is one of eight numbers retired by the Lions. In 2003, Fleming was voted a member of the BC Lions All-Time Dream Team as part of the club's 50th anniversary celebration. In 2006, Fleming was voted to the Honour Roll of the CFL's Top 50 players of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.
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