|Born:||December 11, 1924|
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
|Died:||April 22, 1997 72) (aged|
Saint Boniface, Manitoba
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|1949 – 1951||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
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