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 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
He played professionally for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (1953, 1956) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (1957) around a stint in the Army in 1954-55, during which time he was selected as an All-Army player.
Michels' tenure at Tennessee coincided with the final three years of the coaching career of Gen. Robert R. Neyland, Vol mentor from 1926-52 and 1956 College Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Sportswriter Stanley Woodward wrote of Michels in his 1952 Football Magazine: "Inordinately quick, combative and hard-running, Michels is an effective blocker on the line and one of the Tennessee players most likely to be found blocking ahead of the runner twenty-five yards down the field.
tshf.net /inductees/michels.html   (501 words)

  
 Canadian Football League
Gilchrist was a CFL All-Star five straight years, with the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1956 and 1957, in 1958 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and with the Toronto Argonauts in 1959 and 1960.
The Canadian Football League can trace its roots back to a soccer game in Rugby, England in 1823 when a player named William Webb Ellis suddenly picked up the ball and started to run with it, only to be tackled by an opponent.
Because of their influence on the league that was to become the genesis of modern professional football in the United States, some of those players are acknowledged here.
www.conigliofamily.com /CanadianFootballLeague.htm   (1262 words)

  
 Canadian Football Trivia, Quizzes, Quiz Questions, Fun Facts, Information
the Canadian Football Council was established in 1956 and two years later withdrew from the Canadian Rugby Union (formed in 1891).
It then changed its name to the Canadian Football League and on Thursday August 14th, 1958 the CFL opened as the Blue Bombers defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 29-21 at Winnipeg.
Test your knowledge, past and present, of the Canadian Football League.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/sports/canadian_football.html   (219 words)

  
 Bud Grant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1953 Bud Grant signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
Bud Grant is a member of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the US Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Harry Peter "Bud" Grant (born May 20, 1927) is best known as the legendary head coach of the American football team the Minnesota Vikings.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bud_Grant   (385 words)

  
 The Minnesota Vikings - History Alumni - Bud Grant
Came to the Vikings after ten year tenure (102-56-2) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League...
Played six years of professional football two with Philadelphia (1951-1952) Eagles and four with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1953-1956)...
First person to be elected to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame (May 13, 1983)...
vikings.com /historyalumni_detail_objectname_BudGrant.html?proceed=1...   (173 words)

  
 Prairie Gold Saskatchewan Sports - Biography - Warner, Clair
He was awarded the Canadian Rugby Union Plaque in 1956 for outstanding contributions to the game and named to The Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
After becoming a member of the Western Interprovincial Football Union executive following his playing days, he was elected president of the W.I.I.U. in 1948.
Clair Warner came to Regina in 1919 and began a career in football which continued to his death in 1970.
www.saskatoonlibrary.ca /sports/pages/K228.html   (170 words)

  
 1956 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
November 18 - Warren Moon, Canadian football and American football star
September 21 - Anastasio Somoza García, politician, President of Nicaragua (b.
September 22 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1956   (170 words)

  
 Canadian Football League
Previously it had been known as the Canadian Football Council (CFC), formed in 1956 as a loose merger of the Western Interprovincial Football Union and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union.
The early 1980s appeared promising for Canadian football and the fortunes of the CFL appeared to be at an all-time high.
Although football under formalized rules has been played in Canada since the 1860s, the Canadian Football League (CFL) began its formal existence in January 1958.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001287   (976 words)

  
 ipedia.com: July 25 Article
1956 - 45 miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the SS Stockholm in heavy fog, killing 51.
1814 - War of 1812: Battle of Lundy's Lane - Reinforcements arrive near Niagara for General Riall's British and Canadian force, and bloody, all-night battle with Jacob Brown's Americanss commences at 18.00; Americans retreat to Fort Erie.
1758 - French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
www.ipedia.com /july_25.html   (1020 words)

  
 CBC Sports Online: Grey Cup 2003: History
Regional, provincial and intercollegiate unions organized, re-organized and disbanded until the Canadian Football Council (CFC) was formed in 1956 in association with the CRU.
Grey had intended his Cup to be open only to amateur clubs, but the upheavals in Canadian rugby football organizations and alliances meant those days were numbered.
Undeterred, Grey declared that his hardware should be awarded to the winner of the nation's rugby football championship, which would be contested by clubs registered with the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU).
www.cbc.ca /sports/football/greycup2003/history   (979 words)

  
 CBC.ca - CFL Grey Cup - History
Regional, provincial and intercollegiate unions organized, re-organized and disbanded until the Canadian Football Council (CFC) was formed in 1956 in association with the CRU.
Undeterred, Grey declared that his hardware should be awarded to the winner of the nation's rugby football championship, which would be contested by clubs registered with the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU).
Grey, the popular Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911, planned for the Cup to be awarded to the top Canadian senior hockey team, but was trumped by Sir Montague Allan, who donated the Allan Cup.
www.cbc.ca /sports/football/grey-cup-2005/history   (1026 words)

  
 Warren Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.
Moon married the former Felicia Fontenot in 1981.
Warren Moon was recruited by a number of colleges, but some, like UCLA, wanted to convert Moon to another position as was the norm for many major colleges recruiting black high school quarterbacks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Warren_Moon   (956 words)

  
 china3
By the time he retired, 1960, Normie held over 30 CFL records, had won the Schenley Award, 1955 and 1956, as the CFL’s most outstanding Canadian player, and was voted Canada’s Athlete of the Year, 1955, beating out luminary runners-up such as Cliff Lumsden, Jackie Parker, Rocket Richard, and Stan Leonard.
Born in Calgary, 1929, Normie was the first Chinese Canadian to play in the Canadian Football League.
When he joined the CFL, 1948, it was one year after Chinese Canadians finally won the right to vote and one year after Ottawa had lifted a 24-year effective ban on Chinese immigration to Canada.
collections.ic.gc.ca /heirloom_series/volume7/countries/china3.html   (956 words)

  
 Forrest Gregg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gregg coached the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts in 1979.
Alvis Forrest Gregg (born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle and coach who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite his small size (6-4, 249 pounds) for an offensive lineman, Gregg was a key player on the Packers dynasty that won several NFL championships and 2 Super Bowls in the 1960s, and finished his career winning another super bowl ring with the Dallas Cowboys in 1971.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forrest_Gregg   (501 words)

  
 WGADC : Who Are We : Mile Campbell
As a prep star in Plainfield, NJ he was an All-American swimmer, outstanding in football and played in the Canadian (Montreal Alouettes) and National Football (Cleveland Browns) Leagues.
Not only one of the top, all-around athletes in the nation’s history, Milt was the Olympic Decathlon Champion in 1956.
In 2000, Milt was voted as the Greatest New Jersey Athlete of the 20th century.
www.worldsgreatestathlete.org /miltcampbell.html   (501 words)

  
 Marijampole . Lithuania . Russia . Kaliningrad Oblast . 1956 . 1989
November 07 - Fabio Domingos Pannoni, Brazilian Scientist November 18 - Warren Moon, Canadian football and American football star November 23 - Shane Gould, Australian Olympic swimmer November 23 - Steve...
From 1956 to 1989 the town was officially named Kapsukas, after Vincas Kapsukas, founder of the Lithuanian Communist Party.
Marijampolė is an industrial town and capital of Marijampole County Marijampolė County in the south of Lithuania, close to the borders to Poland and to Russia Kaliningrad Oblast and to Lake Vistytis.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /Marijampole   (501 words)

  
 Canadian Interuniversity Sport - Linix Encyclopedia
The QSSF's Canadian football conference is commonly referred to as the Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference.
From 1956 to 2001, the AUS has also hosted the Atlantic Bowl, one of the two national semifinal bowl games.
Acadia Axemen - Wolfville NS Mount Allison Mounties - Sackville NB St. Francis Xavier X-Men - Antigonish NS Saint Mary's Huskies - Halifax NS
web.linix.ca /pedia/index.php/Canadian_Interuniversity_Sport   (695 words)

  
 A SASKATCHEWAN SPORT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Contains materials relating to individuals from Saskatchewan who won "Spirit of Youth" awards and who were involved in various sports: badminton, baseball, bowling, broomball, cricket, curling, fencing, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, lawn bowling, polo, soccer, swimming, etc.
"The Undertaker Takes Over: Saskatchewan's Bill Baker is Canadian Football's Latest Saviour.,, Western Report Vol.3.49 (26 Dec. 1988): p.
They report on the activities of 1956 and 1957 and the plans for 1958 and 1959.
www.lin.ca /resource/html/biblio.htm   (695 words)

  
 1956 - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
November 18 - Warren Moon, Canadian football and American football star
December 8 - Warren Cuccurullo, musician, Missing Persons, Duran Duran
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /1956.htm   (1805 words)

  
 Canadian Interuniversity Sport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The QSSF's Canadian football conference is named since 2004 Quebec University Football League.
From 1956 to 2001, the AUS has also hosted the Atlantic Bowl, one of the two national semifinal bowl games.
Acadia Axemen - Wolfville NS Mount Allison Mounties - Sackville NB St. Francis Xavier X-Men - Antigonish NS Saint Mary's Huskies - Halifax NS edit]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Interuniversity_Sport   (823 words)

  
 The official site of the Toronto Argonauts as powered by SLAM! Sports
Frank Clair was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1981.
Clair left the Argos and the CFL for two years, but resurfaced in 1956 as Head Coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1956.
Frank "the Professor" Clair came to the CFL in 1950 to coach the Toronto Argonauts.
www.argonauts.ca /Argos/History/HallOfFame/Frank_Clair.html   (823 words)

  
 The official site of the Toronto Argonauts as powered by SLAM! Sports
Frank Clair was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1981.
Clair left the Argos and the CFL for two years, but resurfaced in 1956 as Head Coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1956.
Frank "the Professor" Clair came to the CFL in 1950 to coach the Toronto Argonauts.
www.argonauts.ca /Argos/History/HallOfFame/Frank_Clair.html   (823 words)

  
 Canadian Interuniversity Sport biography .ms
The Jewett Trophy is awarded to the championship Canadian football team from the AUS.
The Hardy Trophy is awarded to the championship Canadian football team from Canada West.
From 1956 to 2001, the AUS has also hosted the Atlantic Bowl, one of the two national semifinal bowl games.
canadian-interuniversity-sport.biography.ms   (823 words)

  
 Bud Grant
Bud Grant is a member of both Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the US Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This book is the story of Grant Tinker, from his rise from a junior executive at NBC in 1949 to his rise to the presidency of the peacock network after the resignation of Fred Silverman in 1981.
Grant was named the head coach of Minnesota Vikings in 1967.
www.freeglossary.com /Bud_Grant   (614 words)

  
 Canadian Football League: 02/06/2005 - 02/12/2005
Mathers became a part of the Bears in 1956 when then-general manager and club president John Sollenberger convinced him to stay in hockey.
"Frank was a very easy-going and flexible guy to play for as a coach and a pleasure to be with as a player," said Willie Marshall, who played with Mathers in both Pittsburgh and Hershey, and later for him after Mathers retired as a player to become a full-time coach.
Hershey was back in the playoffs in 1957, and Mathers guided the team to back-to-back Calder Cup championships in 1958 and 1959.
cfl-football.blogspot.com /2005_02_06_cfl-football_archive.html   (614 words)

  
 Canadian Football League --  Encyclopædia Britannica
major Canadian professional gridiron football organization, formed in 1956 as the Canadian Football Council, created by the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU) and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU).
Though the IRFU still referred to their sport as rugby football, the member clubs played a gridiron style of football.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9019915   (614 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Football / Patriots / Jim Colclough, at 68; led Patriots in receiving in '60s
Colclough, who wore No. 81, began his professional football career in the Canadian Football League in 1959 before joining the new American Football League franchise in Boston.
Colclough, a Medford native who grew up in Quincy, played halfback at Boston College from 1956 to 1958 before becoming a member of the first Boston Patriots team in 1960.
Jim Colclough, who was considered a fierce competitor on the football field and a compassionate man off it, died Sunday of complications from hepatitis C at Massachusetts General Hospital.
www.boston.com /sports/football/patriots/articles/2004/05/18/jim_colclough_at_68_led_patriots_in_receiving_in_60s   (549 words)

  
 CBC Sports Online: CFL
Grey had intended his Cup to be open only to amateur clubs, but the upheavals in Canadian rugby football organizations and alliances meant those days were numbered.
But the East-West rivalry reached a new pitch in the mid-1950s when the Edmonton Eskimos, who boasted such legends as Jackie Parker, Normie Kwong, Johnny Bright and Bernie Faloney, won three straight Grey Cup games over the Montreal Alouettes from 1954 to 1956.
Even then, the Second World War brought a format change, and from 1942 to 1944, the Cup went a string of military clubs -- the Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, the Hamilton Flying Wildcats and St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy.
www.cbc.ca /sports/cfl/greycup2000/history   (549 words)

  
 Canadian Racer
By 1956, there were more than 40 local cars and drivers registered with the Lansdowne Park Stock Car Racing Club, and local businesses, mostly from the local automotive trade, eagerly sought to sponsor a car, so that their name would gain the prominent exposure offered at Lansdowne’s weekly races, every Wednesday evening.
So, on June 1st 1955, after much negotiation, the first evening of stock car racing was held at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park stadium, around the outside of the CFL Ottawa Rough Riders’ football field.
The Ottawa Civic Centre was eventually completed in 1967, with Lansdowne Park continuing as the home of the Rough Riders until 1995.
www.motorsportscentral.com /lansdowne.asp   (797 words)

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