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Hugh Stirling bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Hugh (Bummer) Stirling

Playing Career

St. Thomas Tigers Junior
1924 - 1928

Sarnia Imperials
1929 - 1938

Awards and Honours

Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) All-Star
1932 - 1937 (6)

ORFU Most Valuable Player
1936 (1)

Lionel Conacher Award
1938 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1933, 1934, 1936 (3)

Grey Cup winning team(s)
1934, 1936 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Scored points in all the Grey Cups he played in.

Hugh (Bummer) Stirling, a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, played high school football before moving up to the St. Thomas Tigers junior squad.

Stirling attracted wide attention in Sarnia and was recognized as one of the best Backfielders and kickers of the day.

Bummer was a 60-minute man who was known for his long, accurate punting and his fierce competitive spirit. Stirling was the first football player to be named the Canadian Press Athlete of the Year.

Hugh (Bummer) Stirling is also a member of the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1966 as a player.

Class of 1966

Johnny FerraroG. Sydney HalterGreg KabatDave McCannSylvester P. QuiltyHugh Stirling

Stirling, Hugh (Bummer)
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