Arnie Morrison

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Arnie Morrison
Date of birth: 1909
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: none
Organizations
As player:
1933–38 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1937
Awards: 1936 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

Arnie Morrison, was an award winning and all-star Canadian football player, playing from 1933 to 1938 with the Ottawa Rough Riders .[1]

Morrison was a multi-sport star athlete, but was involved in a junior football brawl and riot when his Ottawa Rideaus played the St.Thomas Yellow Jackets in 1929.[2] He was served with a lifetime ban from football, but after winning Cummings Trophy for fair play in the Civil Service Hockey League, he was reinstated in 1931.[3] His first season with the Riders was 1933 and he would play in the Grey Cup in 1936, was an all-star in 1937, and was fully vindicated when he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy for skill, sportsmanship, and courage in 1936.

He later served with the Canadian Army for 3 years, overseas, during World War II.[4] Morrison also coached the Carleton Ravens football team in 1948 and 1949.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ottawa Rough Rider Player Database
  2. ^ Arnie Morrison 1936 Winner of Russell Trophy Ottawa Citizen, December 1, 1936
  3. ^ Rideau Quarterback Wins Clean-play Hockey Trophy Montreal Gazette, January 25, 1930
  4. ^ Morrison Strong Soccer Fan Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, November 23, 1946
  5. ^ Ravens Coaches