Tommy Grant (Canadian football)

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.

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 statusNational
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
CJFLWindsor AKO Fratmen
Career history
As player
19561968Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1969Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1964
CFL East All-Star1963, 1964
Awards1956 - Gruen Trophy
1964 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Junior football

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


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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