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Leonard Back bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Leonard (Len) Back

Executive Career

Manager of the Hamilton Junior Tigers

Manager of the Hamilton Intermediates Tigers
1921 - 1926

Manager of the Hamilton Tigers
1928 - 1940, 1945 - 1949

Manager of the Hamilton Flying Wildcats

Team Manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1950 - 1980

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1943, 1944 (6)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as an Executive
1928, 1929, 1932, 1943 (4)

With Lenoard P. (Len) Back as manager, Hamilton senior teams won the Grey Cup in 1928, 1929, 1932, and 1943. Back became team manager of the Tiger-Cats in 1950, and remained in this position until 1980.

Len Back was known for his amiability, his success in handling players, and his devotion to the game. A man of great humour, he was often selected as master of ceremonies for various football events.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1971 as a builder.

Class of 1971

Leonard BackJackie ParkerHarold Patterson
Back, Len
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