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Joseph (Joe) Breen bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Joseph (Joe) Breen
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

University of Toronto
1914, 1915, 1919, 1920

Parkdale Canoe Club
1921 - 1923

Toronto Argonauts
1924, 1925

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1914, 1920 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1920 (1)

Joseph M. (Joe) Breen excelled in football, baseball, and track and field. After serving with the Canadian engineers in World War I, Breen returned to star at the University of Toronto. He captained the University of Toronto to a Grey Cup victory over the Toronto Argonauts in 1920.

Once his playing career was over, Breen coached at the University of Western from 1929 until 1934 and instilled in his men a fine knowledge and a determination to win. The team won the Intercollegiate Football Championship in 1931.

Joseph (Joe) Breen is also a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1963 as a player.

Class of 1963

Harry BatstoneOrmand BeachJoseph BreenD. Wes BrownLionel ConacherErnest Cox

John DeGruchySeppi DuMoulinEddie EmersonWilliam C. FouldsHugh GallAlbert Henry George Grey

Harry Crawford GriffithFrank J. HannibalMelvin HansonJack JacobsEddie JamesJoe Krol

Alexander Smirle LawsonFrank LeadlayPercival MolsonNorman PerryRuss RebholzEdward Reeve

Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor

Brian Timmis

Breen, Joseph
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