Calgary Stampeders Football Team - 1948

Calgary Stampeders Football Team - 1948

1948 Calgary Stampeders

Football Team, Calgary

Inducted in 2000

The Calgary Stampeders Football Team went undefeated in the 1948 season, including winning the Grey Cup on one of the most memorable and bizarre plays, the Sleeper Play, in football history. In Toronto, on November 27, 1948, the Calgary Stampeder defeated the Ottawa team 12-7. Despite being the only team in Canadian Football League history to play an entire season undefeated, they are also known for turning the Grey Cup into the national festival that it is today. The exploits of the 1948 Grey Cup, played in Toronto, resurrected the Grey Cup, which was nearly forgotten during World War II and made it into the biggest single day sporting event in Canada.

Adams, Dave

Hill, Norm

Pantages, Rod

Aguirre, Johnny

Irving, Harry

Rowe, Paul*

Anderson, Chuck*

Hood, Harry*

Porteous, Frank* [T]

Anderson, Harry*

Innone, Bert*

Pullar, Bill*

Berry, Dave

Kliewer, Cliff

Sherriff, Bill [T/EM]

Brook, Tom [P]

Kwong, Normie

Singer, Rudy*

Carter, Norm*

Lear, Les* [HC]

Spaith, Keith*

Chikowsky, Chick*

Leatham, Bob*

Strode, Woody*

Dobbin, Jim*

Ludwig, Rube*

Thodos, Pete

Grogan, Jack [PP]

McGill, Jack*

Tomlinson, Dave*

Gyles, Ced

McGillis, Archie [M]

Wilmot, Fred

Hanson, Fritz*

Mitchener, Jim, Dr.

Wusyk, Bill*


Archie McGillis (Manager), Woody Strode, Dave Tomlinson, Johny Aguirre, Paul Rowe, Keith Spaith, Dave Berry, Chick Chikowsky, Bill Pullar, Harry Anderson, Jim Mitchener, Chuck Anderson, Rod Pantages, Jack McGill, Jack Grogan (Past President), Rube Ludwig, Bert Iannone, Harry Hood, Fritz Hanson, Normie Kwong, Tom Brook (President), Les Lear (Coach), Pete Thodos, Bill Wusylk, Cliff Kliewer, Dave Adams, Rudy Singer, Bob Leatham, Fred Wilmot, Frank Porteous (Trainer), Bill Sherriff (Equipment Manager), Norm Carter, Cedric Gyles.  

Inserts: Norm Hill, Jim Dobbin, Harry Irving.

1948 Calgary Stampeders Football Team

Inducted in 2000

Since Induction

1948 CalgaryStampeders - Fun Facts

Woody Strode was a decathlete


2018 January - A player fact/data list was created in excel.  Information is from Wikipedia and other sources.  This list can be updated at anytime as it is a working information list.

James Mitchener (Inducted in 2000, Calgary Stampeders 1948 Football Team) passed away January 31, 2017.