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Russ Rebholz bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Russ Rebholz
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

Winnipeg - St. John's Rugby Club

Winnipeg 'Pegs/Blue Bombers
1933 - 1938

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1935, 1937, 1938 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1935 (1)

Russ Rebholz, nicknamed the "Wisconsin Wraith", was one of the first two imports to arrive in Canada from the United States. Rebholz came to the St. John's Rugby Club in Winnipeg as a player/coach, after having been an outstanding athlete at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a versatile backfielder, known for his passing, running, blocking and kicking abilities.

In a 1934 exhibition game when he was with the Winnipeg 'Pegs/Blue Bombers, Rebholz threw one of the longest passes ever, 68 yards in the air, to Lynn Patrick for a touchdown. In the 1935 Grey Cup game against the Hamilton Tigers, Rebholz threw two touchdown passes, and led Winnipeg to a Grey Cup championship.

Russ Rebholz was elected to the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 1984.

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

Rebholz, Russ
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