Tom Casey (Canadian football)

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Tom Casey
Born:(1924-07-30)July 30, 1924
Wellsville, Ohio
Died:October 10, 2002(2002-10-10) (aged 78)
Career information
Position(s) RB/DB
College Hampton
Career history
As player
1948 New York Yankees (AAFC)
1949 Hamilton Wildcats
1950–1956 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
HonorsWIFU All-Star: 1950, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
Career stats

Thomas Ray Casey, better known as Tom "Citation" Casey (July 30, 1924 – October 10, 2002) [1] played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Interprovincial Football Union from 1950 to 1956, during which time he led the league in rushing yards and was named a divisional all-star each year. He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964, the first African American to be inducted. [2] He also played one year for the Hamilton Wildcats in 1949. He was named to the All-Time Blue Bomber Greats 75th Anniversary team.

Casey was a practicing medical doctor. Casey attended Hampton University. While attending Hampton he was on the charter line in 1947 for the Gamma Epsilon chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1993. Casey died on October 10, 2002.

Casey was the son-in-law of African American entrepreneur Samuel B. Fuller. [3] [4]

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References

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  2. Stein, Jaime (February 9, 2007). "Celebrating Black History Month". CFL.ca. Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  3. "WORLD: Weddings". Jet. XXII (19): 40. August 30, 1962. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. "Thomas Ray Casey". Hamptonpirates.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.