Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.119
Date:
1983
Description:
Frank Morris bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Frank Morris

Playing Career

HMCS York Navy Team
1942

HMCS Stadacona Navy Team
1943, 1944

Toronto Argonauts
1945 - 1949

Edmonton Eskimos
1950 - 1958

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1945 - 1947, 1952, 1954 - 1956 (7)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1945 - 1947, 1954 - 1956 (6)

Career Highlights

  • Played 166 games over his 17-year career.


Frank Morris began his football career during World War II, playing for the Navy teams in Toronto, Ontario, then played in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He, and many others from the HMCS York team, joined the Toronto Argonauts after the war.

Morris, the Argonauts captain in 1948, was an outstanding Offensive Guard and Defensive Tackle, and was named to Toronto's all-time modern era all-star team.

While playing for the Edmonton Eskimos, Morris was co-captain in 1953 and 1954. In 1955, Morris was chosen to play in the first east/west shrine all-star game.

Once his playing career was over, Morris was the Director of Player Development for Edmonton from 1973 to 1988. In 1991, Morris was the person in charge of Canadian Player personnel for the Calgary Stampeders.

Frank Morris is also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1983 as a player.

Class of 1983




Harry GrantHerbert GrayEarl LunsfordDonald McPhersonFrank Morris

Football Reporters of Canada




Gorde HunterHal PawsonDoug Smith

People:
Morris, Frank
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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