Bruce Mattingly

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Bruce Mattingly
Date of birth c. 1924
Career information
Position(s) C
College Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School
Career history
As player
1946–55 Sarnia Imperials
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1950, 51, 53, 54, 55
Awards 1951 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Bruce Mattingly (born c. 1924) was an award-winning and all-star centre in the Ontario Rugby Football Union, playing 10 years with the Sarnia Imperials.[1][2]

A mainstay of the Sarnia offensive line, Mattingly was an all-star 5 times and won two ORFU championships. By far his best season was 1951, when he was an all-star, league champion, and to top it off, he won the Imperial Oil Trophy as MVP in the ORFU.[3]

Though Mattingly was offered contracts by other teams,[4] he stayed in Sarnia and played with his older brother Ray Mattingly and younger brother Don Mattingly.


  1. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry : Bruce Mattingly
  2. ^
  3. ^ Mattingly Most Valuable Windsor Daily Star, February 18, 1952
  4. ^ Rough Riders Seek Sarnia Grid Stars Windsor Daily Star, January 23, 1952