Joe Pikula

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Joe Pikula
Born: (1944-05-05)May 5, 1944
Brantford, Ontario
Died: April 29, 2015(2015-04-29) (aged 70)
Brantford, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) Tackle
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career history
As player
19631964 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1963)

Joseph Adam Pikula, Sr. (May 5, 1944 – April 29, 2015) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1963.[1] He played high school football at the St. John's College in Brantford, Ontario and was the third player to go from playing high school football directly to the CFL.[2] A back injury forced his retirement from football in 1964.[3] He is a member of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre Hall of Recognition (1984).[4]

Pikula died on April 29, 2015 in Brantford, Ontario, from cancer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Pikula Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ Heather Ibbotson (12 October 2013). "Flashback Oct. 12". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Golden Hawk Athletics & Recreation - Pikula leads Hawks to tourney win". laurierathletics.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Inductees". waynegretzkysportscentre.ca. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ Brian Smiley (29 April 2015). "Champ on and off field". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 11 July 2016.