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Canadian Football League Hall of Fame

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 Grover Covington
Defensive End
Johnson  C. Smith University ’81

Playing career:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1981-91
· Grey Cup Champions, 1986
· Traded to Hamilton Tiger Cats (1981)
from Montreal Alouettes (1981-91)
· CFL sack leader- 25, 1988
· CFL’s all-time sack leader- 157
· Inducted 2000

Grover Covington, JCsmith '81

Awards and Honors
· All-Canadian Defensive End 1985-86, 1988-89
· All-Eastern Defensive End 1981, 1985-90
· Grey Cup Outstanding Defensive Player 1986
· James P. McCaffrey Trophy 1988
· Schenley Outstanding Defensive Player 1988
· Gord Barwell Award  1988
· Grey Cup Runners up  1984-86, 1989
· First winner, the Charlotte Simmons
· Humanitarian Award, 1985


Tom Casey
Halfback
Hampton Institute  ’49

Player Career:
· New York Yankees, AAFC, 1949
· Hamilton Wildcats, 1949
· Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 1950-54, 1956
· Leading rusher- Western Interprovincia
Football Union
, 1950 (637 yards)
· 100 yard run against Saskatchewan
· 205 yards on pass interception returns
· Scored 16 touchdowns (Winnipeg single season TD record)

Tom Casey, Hampton Institute '49

Awards and Honors
-All-Western Halfback 1950-52
-All-Western Defensive Back  1953-55
-Eddie James Memorial Trophy  1950
-Tribune Citizen of the Year  1955
-Grey Cup Runners-up  1950, 1953
-Inducted, 1964

Leo E. Lewis
Halfback
Lincoln University  ’54

Playing Career
College Career:
· Lincoln’s greatest running back
· Rushed for 3357 yards in four-year career
· 3-time Black College All-American
· Led Lincoln Tigers to 27-5-3 record
· Most touchdowns, season (22)
· Most career touchdowns (64)
· Rushing yards, season (1239)
· Career rushing yards (4561)
· Lincoln, MO Hall of Fame

Leo Lewis, Lincoln University '54

Awards and Honors
· Began pro career in 1955 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
· All-Western Halfback 1955, ’58, ’60’-62, ‘64
· All-Canadian 1962
· All-Decade Team, 1960’s
· Played in Grey Cup 1957-59, ‘61-’62
· Grey Cup Winners1958-59, ‘61-62
· Winnipeg Hall of Fame, 1984

Donald Narcissee
Wide Receiver
Texas Southern  University ‘87

Playing Career
College Career:
Season record holder:  88 receptions,1,074 yards
1986 Led NCAA Div. I-AA receiving
All-SWAC 1st team
First-Team NCAA Div. I All-American
CFL Stats Highlights:
216 games, 919 receptions, 75 TDs  12,366 yds
8 – 1000+ yard/ 2 – 900+ yard seasons
34 – 100+ yard games
1995 Led CFL in receptions (123)

donald Narcissee, Alcorn State '87

Awards & Honors
Grey Cups – 1989 (W), 1997 (L)
CFL All-Star: 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998
Division All-Star: 1989, ‘90, ‘93, ‘95, ‘98
1995 Roughriders nominee for Most  Outstanding CFL Player
Molson Cup- Roughriders Most Popular  Player  1994, ‘95, ‘98

Elmer Roland “Rollie” Miles
All-Purpose Back
Saint Augustine’s College ‘51

Playing Career
One of the most versatile players in the history of the CFL …played six positions: Running Back, Linebacker, Defensive back, Kick returner, Punt returner, Punter
38 Interceptions for 547 yards
279 punt returns for 2,085 yards
88 kickoff returns for 2,131 yards

Elmer

Awards and Honors
1980 Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
CFL’s All-Time Top 50 players
8-time CFL Western Conference All-Star
3-time Eskimos’ Most Valuable Player
Played on 1954,’55,’56 CFL Grey Cup
championship teams

 

 Joe Montford
Defensive End
South Carolina State University ‘95

Playing Career
All- MEAC All-American
1998 Most outstanding season with the
Tiger-Cats
CFL All-Star & Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Grey Cup Participation 1998, ‘99, ‘05
Grey Cup Championships 1999, 2005

Joe Montford, SC state '95

 Awards and Honors
East All-Star, 1998, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02
CFL All-Star, 1998, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02
East Div. MVP Defensive Player 1998, ‘00, ‘01
CFL MVP Defensive Player 1998, ‘00, ‘01
Grey Cup Participation 1998, ’99, ’05
Grey Cup Winning Teams 1999, 2005

Elfrid Payton
Linebacker/Defensive End
Grambling State University ‘91

Playing Career
College Career:
117 tackles (70 solo), 28 tackles for losses & 16.5 sacks
1988, 1989 Team MVP
CFL Stats Highlights:
1993 Rookie record 37 tackles, 6 sacks
…22 sacks led CFL
Most sacks during a game (Tied record with 5
Second All-Time in sacks – 154

Elfrid payton, Grambling State '91

Awards and Honors
All-Eastern Linebacker 199
All-Eastern Defensive End 1997, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00
All-Western Defensive End 2000
Southern Division All-Star 1999
All-Canadian (LB) 1993
All-Canadian (DE) 1997, ‘98, ‘01, ‘02
James P. McCaffrey Trophy 1993
Norm Fieldgate Trophy 2002
Most Outstanding Defensive Player 2002

Herb Trawick
Offensive Lineman
Kentucky State University ‘46

Playing Career
Black College All-American
CFL Career:
The mainstay of the Montreal franchise
One of the quickest linemen in the CFL
First player named to the Eastern All-Star
Team seven times
One of the few linemen to score a touch- down in a Grey Cup Championship Game

Herb Trawick, Kentucky State '46

Awards and Honors
All-Eastern Tackle 1946, ‘47, ‘48, ‘49, ‘50
All-Eastern Guard 1954, ‘55
Grey Cup Games: 1949, ‘54, ‘55, ‘56
Grey Cup Championship 1949
CFL Hall of Fame 1975

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