June 16th, 2017
by Tony Playter
Brett MacNeil, the current CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA) president, played 12 seasons in the CFL. Originally drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 1991 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Rough Riders, MacNeil was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the 1992 campaign.
After the trade to the Manitoba capital, ...
Known as one of the all-time great punters in league history, Hank Ilesic used his booming kicks to carve out a very successful 19 year CFL career. What makes this story unique is that the 6 foot 1 inch IIesic, joined his hometown Eskimos right after graduating from St. Joseph's High School in Edmonton at the age of 17
IIesic went on to be a two time CFL ...
Frank Rigney anchored the Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive line from 1958 to 1967. During his Hall of Fame career, Rigney appeared in five Grey Cup games, winning four League Championships (1958, ’59, ’61 and ‘62).
Known as a student of the game, Rigney was a locker room leader who regularly beat his defensive opponent with his incredible techni...