Canadian Football Legends
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Robert Tinsley bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Robert (Bud) Tinsley

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1950 - 1960

Awards and Honours

All-Western Tackle
1950 - 1952, 1955 - 1958 (7)

Grey Cup Participation
1950, 1953, 1957 - 1959 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1958, 1959 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played a total of 161 games.

Robert (Bud) Tinsley played collegiate football at Baylor University and spent the 1949 season with the Los Angeles Dons of the All-American Football Conference (AAFC). In 1950, Tinsley was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL), but decided to continue his career in Canada with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Tinsley was a great competitor and team man he was selected team captain for 10 of his 11 years with Winnipeg. He played Offensive and Defensive Tackle, but occasionally used as a ball carrier in short yardage situations. Tinsley's weight and surprising agility made him a formidable threat.

Bud Tinsley was a perennial all-star and participated in all of the shrine all-star games held from 1955 to 1958.

On October 13, 1960 Tinsley was honoured by Winnipeg football fans at "Buddy Tinsley night".

Robert (Bud) Tinsley is also a member of the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1982 as a player.

Class of 1982

Willie FlemingRon LancasterVince ScottRobert Tinsley

Football Reporters of Canada

Rheaume BrisboisBill Good Sr.Maurice SmithGord Walker

Tinsley, Robert (Bud)
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