Canadian Football Legends
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Harry McBrien bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Harry McBrien

Harry McBrien made a significant contribution to officiating and the development of playing rules. McBrien was an on-field official until 1950 when he was seriously injured during a national junior final.

McBrien handled officials' scheduling for Toronto high school games for many years, and was honoured at a testimonial dinner in 1965 by the Toronto and district football officials. Between 1964 to 1967, McBrien assisted in revising the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Canadian Amateur Football Association (CAFA) rule book.

For many years, McBrien handled the many details surrounding the Grey Cup, and was known as "Mr. Grey Cup".

In 1967, McBrien was awarded the CAFA/CFL plaque for his contribution to football at both the amateur and professional levels.

Harry McBrien is also a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1978 as a builder.

Class of 1978

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