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Garney Henley bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Garney Henley

Playing Career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1960 - 1975

Awards and Honours

All-Canadian Defensive Back
1963 - 1971 (9)

All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1972 (1)

All-Eastern Defensive Back
1963 - 1971 (9)

All-Eastern Wide Receiver
1972 (1)

Jeff Russel Memorial trophy
1963, 1972 (2)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1972 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1961 - 1965, 1967, 1972 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1963, 1965, 1967, 1972 (4)

Career Highlights

  • A member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour.

  • Second on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time games played list with 216 (as of 2015).

  • Second on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time touchdowns list with 56 (as of 2015).

While Garney Henley appeared to be one of the least likely candidates for super stardom, but the slender young man from South Dakota excelled at both defence and offence.

Henley played 12 seasons and missed only two games in his final season. He intercepted 59 passes for 916 yards and 5 touchdowns.
He is one of only a few players to catch four touchdown passes in a single game.

Garney Henley was nominated six times for the Schenley Most Outstanding Player Award, and was named to the Tiger-Cats' best-of-the-century team in 1967.

Garney Henley is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, the University of Guelph Athletics Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1979 as a player.

Class of 1979

Norm FieldgateGarney HenleyPeter NeumannGeorge Reed

Football Reporters of Canada

Ivan MillerBasil O'MearaEdward ReeveHal Walker

Henley, Garney
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