Don Knowles

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Don Knowles
Place of birth: Sarnia, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): HB
College: Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School
Organizations
As player:
1946-50
1950-51
1953
1954
Sarnia Imperials
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Sarnia Imperials
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1949
Awards: 1949 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Don "Sleepy" Knowles was an award winning and all-star halfback in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.[1]

Coming straight from high school, Knowles played for his hometown Sarnia Imperials from 1946 to 1950, with his finest season being 1949, when he was an all-star and won the Imperial Oil Trophy as OFRU most valuable player. He later played two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers,[2] returned to Sarnia for a season, and finished his football career playing a game for the 1954 inaugural BC Lions team.[3]

In 1990 he was elected to the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

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