Canadian Football Legends
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Joe Krol bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Joe (King) Krol
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

Hamilton Flying Wildcats
1942 - 1944

Toronto Argonauts
1945 - 1952, 1955

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Running Back
1945 - 1948 (4)

Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy
1946 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1943 - 1947, 1950, 1952 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1943, 1945 - 1947, 1950, 1952 (6)

Career Highlights

  • Played 96 career games.

  • Won the Canadian Male Athlete of the year in 1946 and 1947.

  • Won the Lou Marsh award in 1946 for being Canada's Top athlete.

Joe (King) Krol who could run, kick, and pass, became known as one of the greatest triple-threat players.

Krol started with the Toronto Argonauts in 1945 and became one of Toronto's best-loved athletes. Along with his teammate Royal Copeland, they were known as the "Gold Dust Twins", and were responsible for numerous magical plays.
Krol scored 30 total points in Grey Cup games, and for 28 years, Krol held the league record.

Joe (King) Krol is also a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1963 as a player.

Class of 1963

Harry BatstoneOrmand BeachJoseph BreenD. Wes BrownLionel ConacherErnest Cox

John DeGruchySeppi DuMoulinEddie EmersonWilliam C. FouldsHugh GallAlbert Henry George Grey

Harry Crawford GriffithFrank J. HannibalMelvin HansonJack JacobsEddie JamesJoe Krol

Alexander Smirle LawsonFrank LeadlayPercival MolsonNorman PerryRuss RebholzEdward Reeve

Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor

Brian Timmis

Krol, Joe
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