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Tommy Grant bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Tommy Grant

Playing Career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1956 - 1968

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Awards and Honours

Gruen Award winner for being the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year
1956 (1)

All-Eastern Running Back
1963 (1)

All-Eastern Flanker
1964 (1)

All-Canadian Flanker
1964 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1964 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1957 - 1959, 1961 - 1965, 1967 (9)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1957, 1963, 1965, 1967 (4)

Career Highlights

  • 3rd on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time Most Touchdowns in a career with 54 (as of 2014).

  • 3rd on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time Most Receiving Yards in a career with 6,491 (as of 2015).

A multi-sport athlete, Tommy Grant starred in basketball, track & field, baseball and football. In 1955, Grant played in the Leader-Post final (now the Canadian Bowl) in the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) with the Windsor AKO Fratmen. In the final, the Fratmen lost to the Winnipeg Rods.

Grant had a career total 54 touchdowns and rushed 559 yards on 127 carries, caught 329 passes for 6,542 yards. Grant returned 215 punts for 1,229 yards, had 80 kickoff returns for 1,998 yards, and intercepted 4 passes for 82 return yards.

Grant was the Canadian Football League (CFL) leader in 1957 with a 29.4 yard kickoff return average and was the eastern conference leader in 1962 with a 30.8 yard kickoff return average.

Grant played in nine Grey Cup games winning four.

Tommy Grant is also a member of the Windsor-Essex County Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1995 as a player.

Class of 1995

Dieter BrockGregory FultonTommy Grant

Football Reporters of Canada

John BadhamJohn Wells

Grant, Tommy
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