Brian Timmis

Class of 1963

Brian Timmis, a native of Winnipeg, played football in Ottawa and Regina, but is best known for his career in Hamilton.

Known for a battering ram style of running, Timmis could always be relied upon to smash through opposing lines, grinding out the necessary yardage. At 38 years of age he came out of retirement to assist Tigers in a playoff game against Ottawa. He received an unprecedented standing ovation from the crowd at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park.

Brian “Old Man of the Mountain” Timmis is a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

Ottawa Seconds
Saskatchewan Roughriders
1920 - 1922
Ottawa Rough Riders
Hamilton Tigers
1924 - 1938