Bruce Cummings

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Bruce Cummings
Date of birth 1927 (age 89–90)
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College University of Toronto
Career history
As player
1950–53 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1951
Awards 1951 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1951

Bruce Frederick Cummings,[1] was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player with the Ottawa Rough Riders, playing from 1950 to 53.[2][3]

Born in Ottawa and a star football player at the University of Toronto,[4] Cummings joined his hometown Riders in 1950. Though his career was relatively brief, he enjoyed a complete season in 1951, being named an all-star, winning the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the best player in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and hoisting the Grey Cup as champion.[5][6]

His father, W. Garfield Cummings, was a local politician and former Ottawa footballer.[7]


  1. ^,2750569&hl=en
  2. ^ Ottawa Rough Rider Player Database Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ FANBASE entry : Bruce Cummings
  4. ^ Ex-Nepean Star leads Toronto Blues to 15-5 Victory - Bruce Cummings sinks Queen's team Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 1947
  5. ^ Bruce and Bruno Winners, by Jack Koffman Hamilton Spectator, November 8, 1951
  6. ^ Cummings Wins Football Award Calgary Herald, November 8, 1951
  7. ^ Former Nepean Reeve W.G. Cummings Passes Ottawa Citizen, September 30, 1959