Canadian Football Legends
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Martin Ruby bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Martin Ruby

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1951 - 1957

Awards and Honours

All-Western Offensive Tackle
1951, 1953, 1954, 1956 (4)

All-Western Defensive Tackle
1953, 1954, 1956 (3)

Grey Cup Participation

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 80 games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Martin Ruby was selected Most Valuable Player in the Southwest Intercollegiate Conference in 1941. Ruby graduated from Texas A&M the following year and played in three bowl games before entering the armed forces during World War II.

Ruby came to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1951 after playing several years with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. During his seven years with Saskatchewan, Ruby was a perennial all-star and three times was chosen on both the offensive and defensive squads.

Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Jackie Parker rated Martin Ruby as the greatest two-way football player he had ever seen or played against.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1974 as a player.

Class of 1974

Andrew CurrieGeorge DixonBernie FaloneyWilfrid HughesLes LearMartin Ruby

Annis Stukus

Ruby, Martin
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