Canadian Football Legends
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Herbet Gray bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Herbert (Herb) Gray

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1956 - 1965

Awards and Honours

All-Western Defensive End
1957 - 1962 (6)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Lineman
1960 (1)

All-Canadian Defensive End
1962 (1)

All-Western Defensive End
1965 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1957 - 1959, 1961, 1962, 1965 (6)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 (4)

Career Highlights

  • Played 110 games with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Herbert (Herb) Gray came to Canada and the Canadian Football League (CFL) after a successful collegiate career at the University of Texas.

Gray was the defensive captain for nine of his ten seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and his "never say die" attitude made him the heart and soul of the defensive squad. In 1960, Gray won a Schenley Award for being the Most Outstanding Lineman in the CFL. Gray was the first defensive player to win this honour.

Gray appeared in six Grey Cups, four of them winners and was named the Winnipeg defensive player of the half century.

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

Gray, Herbert (Herb)
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