Canadian Football Legends
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William Zock bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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William (Bill) Zock

Playing Career

Toronto Argonauts
1937 - 1941, 1945 - 1949

Balmy Beach Beachers
1942 - 1944

Edmonton Eskimos
1951 - 1954

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Guard
1946, 1947 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1937, 1938, 1945 - 1947, 1952, 1954 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1937, 1938, 1945 - 1947, 1954 (6)

Career Highlights

  • Played a total of 115 games over his 17 year career.

  • Member of the All-Time Argonauts.

William (Bill) Zock, an outstanding guard and tackle, spent most of his playing career with the Toronto Argonauts. He played for the Balmy Beach Beachers of the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU). When the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU) ceased operations during the Second World War, Zock called the Toronto Argonauts of 1945 through 1947, "...the roughest, toughest team I ever played onů".

In 1951, Annis Stukus convinced Zock to return to the gridiron, and he played the last few years of his career with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Bill Zock was known as a tough competitor who never backed away from trouble.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1985 as a player.

Class of 1985

Tony GabrielFrank RigneyFrank TindallWilliam Zock

Football Reporters of Canada

Eddie MacCabeWes McKnightBob MoirPierre Proulx

Zock, William
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