Canadian Football Legends
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Brian Timmis bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Brian Timmis
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Playing Career

Ottawa Seconds

Regina Roughriders
1920 - 1922

Ottawa Rough Riders

Hamilton Tigers
1924 - 1938

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Tackle
1932, 1934

Grey Cup Participation
1927 - 1929, 1932, 1935 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1928, 1929, 1932 (3)

Brian Timmis, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played football in Ottawa and Regina, but is best known for his career with the Hamilton Tigers.

Known for a battering ram style of running, Timmis could always be relied upon to smash through opposing lines, grinding out the necessary yardage. At 38 years old, he came out of retirement to assist the Tigers in a playoff game against the Ottawa Rough Riders, where he received an unprecedented standing ovation from the crowd at Ottawa's Lansdowne Park.

Once Timmis retired from playing football, he decided to go in to coaching where he coached the Hamilton Flying Wildcats to a Grey Cup victory in 1943.

Brian Timmis is also a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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

Timmis, Brian
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