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Andy Tommy bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Andy Tommy Sr.

Playing Career

Ottawa Rangers
1931, 1932

Ottawa Rough Riders
1933 - 1941, 1946, 1947

Toronto Argonauts

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Halfback
1936 (1)

All-Eastern Flying Wing
1940 (1)

Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy
1940 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1936, 1939, 1940, 1945 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1940, 1945 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 56 games within the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU).

The very first time Andrew Tommy Sr. attended a rugby football game, he ended up being one of the participants. From this humble beginning, he would go on to star in the IPRFU.

In a game against the Toronto Argonauts on October 14, 1933, Tommy picked up a fumble behind his own goal line and ran 120 yards for a touchdown. He was a member of the 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders squad which won the Grey Cup in the only two-game championship ever held.

Tommy also played six games with the Argonauts in 1945 including the Grey Cup game which was the last national championship played only by Canadian players.

Andy Tommy Sr. is a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1989 as a player.

Class of 1989

Jerry KeelingKarl SlocombDave ThelenAndy Tommy Sr.Harold Urness

Football Reporters of Canada

Bryan HallPat MarsdenNorm MarshallFred SgambatiJim Taylor

Tommy, Andy
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