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Dean Griffing bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Dean Griffing

Playing Career

Regina Roughriders
1936 - 1943

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers

Calgary Stampeders
1945 - 1947

Awards and Honours

All-Western Centre
1937, 1938, 1940 (3)

Grey Cup Participation

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 52 games.

During the 1936 season, Dean Griffing was hired as the coach of the Regina Roughriders. However, due to an injury to the team's centre, it was necessary for Griffing to play as well. Griffing was nicknamed "Badman" throughout his career because of his hard-hitting, rugged playing style.

As well coaching Regina from 1936 until 1943, Griffing was a player and coach during the 1944 season with the Balmy Beach Beachers.
While Griffing was still active on the playing field with the Calgary Stampeders, he and other investors reorganized the football club following World War II. After retiring from football for several years, Dean Griffing returned to manage the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the mid-1950s.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1965 as a player.

Class of 1965

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Griffing, Dean
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