Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.05
Date:
1963
Description:
Lionel Conacher bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Lionel (Big Train) Conacher
(Charter Member)


Playing Career

Intermediates Toronto Capitals
1919

Toronto Torontos
1920

Toronto Argonauts
1921, 1922

Toronto Croose and Blackwell Chefs
1934

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1921 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1921 (1)

Career Highlights

  • The Toronto Argonauts retired his number 55 jersey.



Lionel Conacher was an exceptional Backfielder and Kicker whose running style earned him the nickname "Big Train".
The Toronto Argonauts went undefeated throughout the 1921 season and Conacher personally accounted for 15 points in their 23-0 Grey Cup victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. In the mid-1930's, when all Canadian football was considered amateur, Conacher organized and played for the first professional team, the Toronto Crosse and Blackwell Chefs.

Lionel conacher also participated in hockey, boxing, lacrosse and baseball, and is a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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

People:
Conacher, Lionel
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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