|Date of birth:||October 4, 1919|
|Place of birth:||Hamilton, Ontario|
|Date of death:||March 21, 1986|
Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
Camp Borden RCAF Fliers
Career highlights and awards
|CFL All-Star:||1942, 1945|
|Honors:||1942, 1949 - Grey Cup Champion|
The son of Joseph Kijek and Mary Buita, Kijek was a well traveled football player. During World War II he played with his hometown Hamilton Tigers, the Toronto Argonauts (playing five regular season and 2 playoff games), the Toronto RCAF Hurricanes (with whom he won his first Grey Cup), and the Camp Borden RCAF Fliers. He played for the Toronto Indians for a couple of seasons, and then joined the inaugural Montreal Alouettes team in 1946. He won his second Grey Cup with them in 1949, his "terrific" punting being a key to victory. He returned home for his final two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Kijek was twice an Ontario Rugby Football Union all star. He died on March 21, 1986.