Bill Stukus

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Bill Stukus
Date of birth 1916
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of death July 1, 2003 (aged 86–87)
Place of death Toronto, Ontario, Canada[1]
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) QB/S
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
College St. Michael's
Career history
As player
19361941 Toronto Argonauts
1942–1943 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
1945–1946 Toronto Indians
1947 Toronto Argonauts
19491951 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1939, 1942, 1945
Awards 1942 - Imperial Oil Trophy
Honours Grey Cup champion - 1937, 38, 42, 47

Bill Stukus (1916 – July 1, 2003) was an award winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football quarterback.

Stukus started with the Toronto Argonauts, winning a Grey Cup in 1937 and 1938, and being named an all-star.[2] Perhaps his best season was in 1942, with the wartime all-military Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, when he was an all-star, won a third Grey Cup and was the Ontario Rugby Football Union Imperial Oil Trophy winner as MVP. He played with the Toronto Indians and then returned to the Argonauts in 1947, winning his fourth Grey Cup. He played 48 regular season and 17 playoff games for the Argos.[3] He finished his career playing three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos.[4]

While serving in the RCAF during the war, he also had the good fortune to play in the famed Tea Bowl, where the Canadian Army football team defeated the American Army team 16-6 at White City Stadium on February 13, 1944 in London, England.[5]

Bill was one of the famed Stukus brothers. Bill and his brothers Annis and Frank played together in the offensive backfield of the 1938 Grey Cup champion Argonaut team.[6]