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Norman Perry bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Norman Perry
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

Sarnia Imperials
1928 - 1935

Awards and Honours

Intermediate Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) All-Star
1925 - 1927 (3)

Senior ORFU All-Star
1929 - 1934 (6)

Eastern Canada All-Star
1933, 1934 (2)

Senior ORFU Most Valuable Player
1934 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1933, 1934 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1934 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Team captain of the Sarnia Imperials during the Sarnia Imperials 1934 Grey Cup victory over the Regina Roughriders.

Norman Perry was a tremendous broken field runner. Nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost", Perry was an all-star at every level of competition.
During Perry's eight seasons with the Sarnia Imperials, the team won the ORFU championship seven times and the Grey Cup once in 1934.
Once his playing career was finished with the Imperials, he was president of the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) in 1953 and was also active in Sarnia politics.

The athletic park in Sarnia, Ontario was renamed the "Norm Perry Memorial Stadium" and the Most Valuable high school player in Sarnia annually receives the Norm Perry Trophy.

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

Perry, Norman
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