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Huck Welch bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Hawley (Huck) Welch

Playing Career

Hamilton Tigers
1928, 1929, 1935 - 1937

Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers
1931 - 1934

Awards and Honours

Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy
1933 (1)

All-Eastern Running Back
1933 - 1937 (5)

Grey Cup Participation
1928, 1929, 1931, 1935 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1928, 1929, 1931 (3)

Career Highlights

  • Scored 9 points in his Grey Cup appearances.

Hawley (Huck) Welch started his football career in Collingwood, Ontario where he played senior ball at Delta Collegiate in Hamilton and then joined the Tigers in 1928.

Welch was an all-star running back and kicker in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU), and was the scoring leader in the IPRFU in 1933 and 1936.

Huck coached young players in Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Regina, and also served on the executives of senior clubs in those cities.

During World War II, Welch was a major in the Canadian Army and played a few exhibition games in France against the United States' Army.

Hawley (Huck) Welch is also a member of the Collingwood and Canada's Sports Halls of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1964 as a player.

Class of 1964

Tom CaseyRoss CraigTony GolabAllen MorrisJack NewtonMichael J. Rodden

Paul RoweBert WarwickHawley Welch
Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor

Brian Timmis

Welch, Hawley (Huck)
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