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Hugh Gall bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Hugh Gall
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

University of Toronto
1908 - 1912

Toronto Parkdale

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1909, 1919, 1913 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1909, 1910 (2)

Career Highlights

  • 1st in the Most Singles made during a Grey Cup in a career with 12.

While there are few accurate records for that era, contemporaries declared that Hugh Gall was one of the best kicking halfbacks of the early 20th Century.

It was said that Hugh Gall could punt the ball 70 yards, which is quite an accomplishment since he could do it with either foot.
Gall was a star in the first grey cup game in 1909 when he scored a touchdown and kicked eight singles. Today, more than 80 years later, no one has surpassed his record of eight singles in a championship game.

Following his playing career, he returned to the University of Toronto to coach in 1914, where he helped the University of Toronto win another Grey Cup. After the World War I, he was Vice-President and President of the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU), and was also a game referee.

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

Gall, Hugh
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