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Norman Kimball bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Norman H. Kimball

Executive Career

General Manager of the Edmonton Eskimos
1964 - 1985

President and Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Alouettes
1986, 1987

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
1973, 1975, 1978 - 1982 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as an Executive
1975, 1978 - 1982 (6)

Norman H. Kimball's contribution to Edmonton football scene started when he coached junior football. Kimball's affiliation with the Edmonton Eskimos began in 1961 when he became their minor football coordinator.

Kimball was named the general manager in 1964 for the Eskimos and under his leadership the executive offices were known for their efficiency. Ten years of scouting and recruiting experience enabled Kimball to establish a scouting network that brought many good, young athletes to the club. The Eskimos flourished under his guidance.

Kimball was chairman of the Canadian Football League (CFL) General Managers for three years and, as a senior league executive, served on many committees. From 1975, Kimball chaired the player relations committee which negotiated agreements with the Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA).

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1991 as a builder.

Class of 1991

William Tom HintonBrian KellyNorman KimballJim Young

Football Reporters of Canada

Perc AllenTerry KieltyKen Newans

Kimball, Norman
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