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Tony Golab bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Tony Golab

Playing Career

Sarnia Imperials

Ottawa Rough Riders
1939 - 1941, 1945 - 1950

Ottawa RCAF Uplands

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Running Back
1939, 1940, 1945 (3)

Lionel Conacher award for being the Canada's Athlete of the Year
1941 (1)

All-Eastern Flying Wing
1947, 1948 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1939 - 1941, 1948 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1940 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 60 games in Canadian Football.

Anthony (Tony) Golab, nicknamed the "Golden Boy" during his football career. He was one of the game's finest backfielders and was All-Canadian almost every year he played.

Golab appeared in four Grey Cups, but the 1941 contest was the most memorable. After kicking a high, short punt, Golab rushed up and recovered the ball, then ran it in for a touchdown.

After being seriously wounded during World War II, Golab returned to star on the gridiron for several more seasons.

Tony Golab is also member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the Order of Canada in 1986.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1964 as a player.

Class of 1964

Tom CaseyRoss CraigTony GolabAllen MorrisJack NewtonMichael J. Rodden

Paul RoweBert WarwickHawley Welch
Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor

Brian Timmis

Golab, Tony
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