Jimmie Simpson

Inducted in 1986

Jimmie (The Rooster) Simpson started his football career with the Hamilton Tigers in 1928 and remained affiliated with the game for almost 50 years. Simpson played outside wing at a fighting size of 5 feet 6 inches and 136 lbs., and was one of only a few to score four touchdowns in Grey Cup competition.

       Following his playing days, Simpson officiated for 11 years, including Grey Cup games in 1948 and 1949. He was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ assistant trainer for three years, and was the head trainer from 1960 until his death in 1975. During Jimmie Simpson’s lengthy career, he was affiliated with 19 Grey Cup championships.

Hamilton Tigers
1928 - 1938
Hamilton Flying Wildcats
1943, 1944
Game Official
1945 - 1956
Trainer, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1957 - 1975

    —All-Eastern End

    —Grey Cup Participation as a Player
    1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1943, 1944

    —Grey Cup Winning Teams as a Player
    1928, 1929, 1932, 1943

Class of 1986
—Hector "Hec" Crighton
—Jimmie Simpson
—John Helton
—Don Luzzi
—Roger Nelson