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Carl Cronin bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Carl Cronin

Playing Career

Winnipeg 'Pegs
1932, 1933

Carl Cronin was the first American import to play for the Winnipeg 'Pegs. Cronin arrived from Chicago in 1932 after an outstanding football career at the University of Notre Dame.

Cronin was an exceptional Quarterback and coach, who also played Linebacker and was an excellent drop-kicker. His coaching strength was in football fundamentals and Cronin's fiery leadership helped mold an inexperienced group of rookies into a formidable football club. Winnipeg won the western championship in his second year with the 'Pegs.

In early 1935, he became the coach of the Calgary Bronks and in five years established Calgary as a force to be reckoned with.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1967 as a player.

Class of 1967

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Cronin, Carl
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