N. J. Taylor Trophy

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The N.J. Taylor Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, formerly awarded to the West Division champions.[1] The winner of this trophy faced the winner of the James S. Dixon Trophy for the Grey Cup. Both the N. J. Taylor Trophy and James S. Dixon Trophy were retired in 2004.[2]

The N.J. Taylor Trophy was named after former Western Inter-Provincial Football Union president N. J. "Piffles" Taylor.[3] The trophy was first awarded in 1948, replacing the earlier Hugo Ross Trophy which served an identical function.

In 1995, as part of the failed American expansion, the Taylor Trophy was awarded to the champions of the Northern Division.

N.J. Taylor Trophy winners[edit]

  • Bold text represents the eventual Grey Cup champions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaschnitz, K. Michael (2007). Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports 4v: All Teams and Major Non-Team Events Year by Year, 1876 Through 2006 (2 ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 7. ISBN 0786432942. 
  2. ^ Big Daddy 72 (2009-11-09). "James S. Dixon Trophy on Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Neil Joseph (Piffles) Taylor". Canadian Football Hall of Fame website. Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 14 March 2013.