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Willie Fleming bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Willie Fleming

Playing Career

BC Lions
1959 - 1966

Awards and Honours

All-Western Running Back
1960, 1961, 1963 (3)

All-Canadian Running Back
1963 (1)

Grey Cup Participation(s)
1963, 1964 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1964 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 126 games with the BC Lions.

  • 1st on the BC Lions All-Time career rushing yards with 6,125 (as of 2015).

  • 2nd on the BC Lions All-Time career combined yards with 12,465 (as of 2015).

Willie Fleming, nicknamed "Willie the Wisp" because of his elusive running style. Fleming's best season was in 1963 when he rushed for 1,234 yards, gained 639 yards on pass receptions and 154 yards on kickoff returns. During the 1964 season, Fleming had a rush for 109 yards against the Edmonton Eskimos. Also during that season, Fleming scored a decisive touchdown in the lions' first Grey Cup victory in 1964.

Willie Fleming is also a member of the BC Sports 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

Fleming, Willie
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