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Jimmie Simpson bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Jimmie (The Rooster) Simpson

Officiating Career

Game Official
1945 - 1956

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 was a member of four Grey Cup winning teams (1928, 1929, 1932, and 1943), and an All-Eastern End in 1937. Simpson 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.

Simpson was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' assistant trainer for three years, and was the head trainer from 1960 until his death in 1975.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1986 as a builder.

Class of 1986

Hector CrightonJohn HeltonDon LuzziRoger NelsonJimmie Simpson

Football Reporters of Canada

Austin CarrollMilt DunnellJack MathesonLloyd Saunders

Simpson, Jimmie
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