Lynn Bottoms

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Lynn Bottoms
Date of birth (1933-07-02)July 2, 1933
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta
Date of death December 22, 1995(1995-12-22) (aged 62)
Place of death Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
College Washington
Career history
As player
19541960 Calgary Stampeders
19601963 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1955, 1956, 1957 (Shrine Game)
Awards 1954 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Lynn Bottoms (July 2, 1933 – December 22, 1995) was an award winning defensive back and halfback who played in the Canadian Football League from 1954 to 1963.[1]

A graduate of the University of Washington, signed with his hometown Calgary Stampeders in 1954.[2] He won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for best Canadian rookie in the west, with 379 yards rushing and 368 yards receiving, and one interception returned for a touchdown.[3] He led the Stamps in rushing yards in 1955,[4] with 402, and in his 10 years rushed for 1560 yards, caught 96 passes, and had 12 interceptions. In 1960 he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, playing 40 regular season games and 5 playoff games.[5] Though not an All-Star, Bottoms represented the West in three Shrine Game all-star games. He died on December 22, 1995 of a heart infection.[6]


  1. ^ FANBASE entry : Lynn Bottoms
  2. ^ Calgary Stampeders All-Time Roster
  3. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry : Lynn Bottoms
  4. ^ Calgary Stampeders Yearly Leaders
  5. ^ 2006 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide
  6. ^ Bottoms recalled as exemplary team player: [Final Edition] Rauw, Murray. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 29 Dec 1995: C.9.