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Eddie James bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Eddie (Dynamite) James
(Charter Member)

Playing Career

Regina Pats

Regina Roughriders
1928 - 1931

Winnipeg St. John's

Winnipeg 'Pegs
1934, 1935

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation
1935 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1935 (1)

Career Highlights

  • A member of six straight Queen's University Intercollegiate championship teams.

  • Scored 11 points in the first ever East-West Grey Cup against Edmonton in 1921.

  • Scored 12 points in the 1923 Grey Cup against Regina.

Eddie (Dynamite) James was one of the great veterans of football in western Canada. He was an outstanding flying wing who played sandlot and junior football before moving up to the senior game with the Winnipeg 'Pegs and the Regina Roughriders. James was truly a 60-minute man, equally comfortable on both offence and defence. Known for his dependability, he was regarded as one of the hard rocks of the game in the era before records and statistics.

James possessed a great plunging and scoring ability which made him a devastating force. Above all, he was known as a man who easily made friends among teammates, opponents, football executives and fans alike.

The Eddie James Memorial trophy is annually presented to the leading rusher in the west.

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

James, Eddie
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