Bill Wusyk

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Bill Wusyk
Date of birth: April 18, 1918
Place of birth: Calgary, Alberta
Date of death: December 12, 1975
Place of death: Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Position(s): Flying Wing/K/QB
Organizations
As player:
1936-40
1945-48
Calgary Bronks
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1946
Awards: 1946 - Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Honors: 1948 - Grey Cup Champion

Bill Wusyk is a former award winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player.

A native of Calgary, Wusyk joined his hometown Calgary Bronks in 1936, playing five seasons with them. When the team disbanded he tried out with the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1941.[1]

After the war Wusyk joined the newly formed Calgary Stampeders for what would turn out to be a 4 year stay. In 1946 he led the Western Interprovincial Football Union in scoring with 4 converts, 8 field goals and 4 rouges (singles) for 32 points. This won him an all-star and the first Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as best player in the west.[2] He was Cowtown's leading scorer again in 1947 (8 converts, 4 FGs and a rouge for 21 points) and in 1948 he was part of their great first Grey Cup winning team.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wusyk Reports to Grizzlies Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, August 28, 1941
  2. ^ Bill Wusyk Wins Nicklin Memorial The Calgary Herald, October 26, 1946
  3. ^ Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - 1948 Calgary Stampeders, Football Team