CFL Alumni Man of the Year 2011 – Norm Fieldgate
Norm Fieldgate was one of the original members of the BC Lions and played with the team for 14 seasons (1954-67).
Extremely versatile, Fieldgate played linebacker, defensive end and tight end over his 223 game CFL career. He played in the first three CFL all star games (1955 ’56 and ’57) and was the team representative in 1965 when The CFL Player’s Association was formed.
Fieldgate was a Western all-star on three occasions and was a member of the Lions first Grey Cup winning team in 1964. Following his playing days, Fieldgate’s #75 jersey was retired by the Lions. He was named to the CFL Hall of Fame in 1979.
Fieldgate entered the automotive parts business in 1965. He sold his business and retired in 1991.
He has been involved in the BC Lions Alumni Association since its inception in 1970.
Fieldgate was a director of the football team from 1976 to 1982. He was president of the team in the late 1980’s when the Lions were sold to Murray Pezim in 1990.
He has been a BC Lions season ticket holder since 1968 and was a director of the B.C. Sports hall of fame and museum for over 20 years.