Tommy Grant (Canadian football)
|Date of birth:||January 9, 1935|
|Place of birth:||Windsor, Ontario|
|Date of death:||October 18, 2011(aged 76)|
|Place of death:||London, Ontario|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|CJFL:||Windsor AKO Fratmen|
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL East All-Star:||1963, 1964|
|Awards:||1956 - Gruen Trophy
1964 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Tommy Grant (January 9, 1935 – October 18, 2011) was a professional Canadian football player who played for 14 years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Tommy Grant played for the Windsor AKO Fratmen junior team that played in the Canadian Junior final.
Grant played 13 years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1956 to 1968 and one more with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1969. An all-star twice (as a running back and flanker) he rushed for 559 yards and caught 329 passes for 6542 yards in his career. He won the Gruen Trophy as the best rookie in the East in 1956 and the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1964. Most amazingly, he played in nine Grey Cup games, all with Hamilton, winning four of them.
Grant was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
- Seen as a wide receiver and punt returner in the 1967 Grey Cup game won by Hamilton against Saskatchewan on YouTube
- Tommy Grant's profile at the Windsor/Essex Country Sports Hall of Fame
- Profile as Ti-Cat Wall of Honour inductee 2010
|Awards and achievements|
|CFL's Most Outstanding Player
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