James West (Canadian football)

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James West
No. 58
Date of birth (1957-12-19) December 19, 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
College Texas Southern
Career history
As player
1982-1984 Calgary Stampeders
1985-1992 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1993 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1987, 1989
CFL East All-Star 1987, 1989

James West (born December 19, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a linebacker who played twelve seasons in the Canadian Football League for three different teams.[1] He won two Grey Cups for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Nickname Wild West, he played college football at Texas Southern University and trialled with the St Louis Cardinals in 1984,[2] before joining the Bombers during the 1985 season.[3]


1980 Oakland Raiders 1980 Black college all American Former sack 29 and tackle leader 297 at Texas southern former college walk on