Bill Davies (Canadian football)

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Bill Davies
Date of birth: January 25, 1916
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Date of death: May 28, 1990
Career information
Position(s): Fullback, Flying Wing, Tackle
College: none - Montreal Catholic High School
Organizations
As player:
1936-37
1938
1939
1940-41
1943
1945
1946
Montreal Indians
Montreal Nationals
Montreal Royals
Montreal Bulldogs
Verdun Grads
Montreal Hornets
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1939
Awards: 1939 - Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

Bill Davies was an all-star football player in the Ontario Rugby Football Union and the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, playing from 1936 to 1946.

Coming straight from high school in 1936, Davies first suited up for the Montreal Indians. He ended up playing for nearly every team in his hometown: Montreal Nationals, Montreal Royals, Montreal Bulldogs, Verdun Grads and the Montreal Hornets.[1]

Davies best season was, ironically, with the winless Montreal Royals in 1939. As one of the league's "brightest stars" and "outstanding as a secondary defenseman", he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the best player in the IRFU.[2] He would conclude his career in 1946, playing 4 games as one of the inaugural Montreal Alouettes.

Davies later took up coaching, leading the Lakeshore Junior Alouettes from 1952 to 1957, winning six straight Quebec Junior championships and a National Championship in 1953. Bill Davies died May 28, 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry : Bill Davies
  2. ^ Jeff Russel Trophy to Bill Davies, Montreal Royals Windsor Daily Star, November 25, 1939