Tommy Grant (Canadian football)

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Tommy Grant
Born:(1935-01-09)January 9, 1935
Windsor, Ontario
Died:October 18, 2011(2011-10-18) (aged 76)
London, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) WR/RB/PR/KR
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
CJFL Windsor AKO Fratmen
Career history
As player
19561968 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1969 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1964
CFL East All-Star 1963, 1964
Awards 1956 - Gruen Trophy
1964 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Tommy Grant (January 9, 1935 – October 18, 2011) was a professional Canadian football player who played for 14 years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Junior football

Tommy Grant played for the Windsor AKO Fratmen junior team that played in the Canadian Junior final.

CFL

Grant played 13 years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1956 to 1968 and one more with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1969. An all-star twice (as a running back and flanker) he rushed for 559 yards and caught 329 passes for 6542 yards in his career. He won the Gruen Trophy as the best rookie in the East in 1956 and the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1964. He played in nine Grey Cup games, all with Hamilton, winning four of them.

Grant was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

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