WINNIPEG, MB., Oct. 18, 2016 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce Doug Brown as the ninth and final inductee to the Ring of Honour presented by the Insurance Brokers of Manitoba (IBAM) at Investors Group Field for the 2016 season.
Over his 11-year career as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, Brown was named a Divisional All-Star eight times (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and a CFL All-Star seven times (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
In his very first season in blue and gold, Brown was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian (2001) and was later a finalist for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2008.
“Knowing Doug personally as a teammate and friend, I am pleased to be able to add his name to the Ring of Honour,” said President & CEO Wade Miller. “Doug remains a familiar face at the stadium on game days and we are thrilled to add such a tremendous player to the list of inductees.”
Most recently, Brown was named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (2016), and was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
“I was lucky enough to be affiliated with one football club for all 11 years of my CFL career,” said Brown. “The Bombers are 86 years-old and so to be recognized by a club that has such a storied history with so many players that defined the Canadian football landscape is very humbling and a tremendous honour.”
This season’s inductees will be recognized with an unveiling ceremony at each regular season home game. Each following year, one more alumni will be added to the Blue Bombers Ring of Honour.