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N.J. Taylor bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Neil Joseph (Piffles) Taylor
(Charter Member)

Executive Career

President of the Regina Roughriders
1934 - 1936

President of the Western Interprovincal Rugby Union (WIFU)
1937, 1941, 1942

President of the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU)

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup participation as an Executive
1934 (1)

Grey Cup winning team(s) as an Executive

Neil Joseph (Piffles) Taylor, a native of Ontario, Canada, was largely responsible for the development of football in western Canada.
After his playing days from 1914 until 1921, Taylor was the coach of the Regina Boat Club seniors in 1922. The following season, he coached their junior squad when the seniors disbanded.

In 1926, Taylor began his long service on the Roughriders executive and was president of the club during the difficult 1930's.
Taylor was the president of the WIFU for three years and had one season of being the president of the CRU before his sudden death in 1947.

Saskatchewan's Taylor Field at Mosaic Stadium is named in his honour and the Canadian Football League's (CFL) western champions annually received the N.J. (Piffles) Taylor trophy until it was retired in 2004.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1963 as a builder.

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

Taylor, Neil Joseph (Piffles)
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