Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.63
Date:
1969
Description:
Norman Kwong bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Norman (Normie) Kwong

Playing Career

Calgary Stampeders
1948 - 1950

Edmonton Eskimos
1951 - 1960

Awards and Honours

All-Western Running Back
1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 (4)

Eddie James Memorial trophy
1951, 1955, 1956 (3)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1956, 1958 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1948, 1949, 1952, 1954 - 1956, 1960 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1948, 1954 - 1956 (4)

Career Highlights

  • Played 183 career games.

  • 3rd on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time Most Touchdowns in a career with 77 (as of 2015).

  • 2nd on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time Most Yards in a career with 8,769 yards (as of 2015).


Norman (Normie) Kwong, was one of the premier running backs in the west for 13 seasons. After the 1955 season, Kwong was selected to be Canada's Male Athlete of the Year.

Kwong rushed 9,022 yards on 1,745 carries and scored 78 touchdowns in his career and was the west's leading rusher in 1951, 1955, and 1956. Kwong had more than 1,000 yards three seasons in a row from 1957 until 1959.

Norman (Normie) Kwong is also a member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"I am both honoured and humbled to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. I look at the great people who are members and cannot believe that my name is mentioned in association with the esteemed group. Playing the game of football was always a passion for me and from my earliest memories I can recall fun and laughter accompanied with competition and grit. Racial bias was extremely evident in the years of my childhood but on the football field my teammates only saw the color of our jerseys...the game brought people together."--Norman (Normie) Kwong

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1969 as a player.

Class of 1969




Arthur U. ChipmanAndrew DaviesAbe EliowitzSam EtcheverryNorman KwongArthur Stevenson

People:
Kwong, Norman (Normie)
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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