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Hector Crighton bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Hector (Hec) Crighton

Executive Career

High School football coach for Toronto and Windsor
1930 - 1965

Hector (Hec) Crighton coached young high school players for almost 25 years before and after World War II. While he was a wing commander with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Crighton coordinated physical training and arranged all sports programmes for personnel for 11 years.

Crighton was appointed to the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) Rules Committee in 1947 and rewrote the rule book in 1952. He also rewrote the university rule book while serving as referee-in-chief with the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletics Union (CIAU). Hec Crighton was instrumental in the development of the Canadian College Bowl (now called the Vanier Cup) in 1965. The CIAU annually presents the Hec Crighton Trophy to the outstanding player in Canadian intercollegiate football.

Hector (Hec) Crighton is also a member of the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1986 as a builder.

Class of 1986

Hector CrightonJohn HeltonDon LuzziRoger NelsonJimmie Simpson

Football Reporters of Canada

Austin CarrollMilt DunnellJack MathesonLloyd Saunders
Crighton, Hector (Hec)
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