Norm Fieldgate

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FIELDGATE, NORM, Elected as a Player, June 30, 1979. He played for the B.C. Lions from 1954 to 1967 - the lone Lion original in 1954 to celebrate the club's first Grey Cup victory in 1964. An All-Canadian once and All-Western All-Star three times, he played more than 200 games as Offensive End, Defensive End, Corner Linebacker and Defensive Back.
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1954 - 1967

223 games

Elected into the CFL Hall of Fame on June 30, 1979.

Another one of the original 1954 Lions Norm was born in Regina on January 12, 1932. He was named to the Western Conference all star team in 1959, 1960 and in 1963 and to the All CFL team in 1963. He was only the second player in team history to have a "Day" honoring him November 4, 1962. The fans voted him the Most Popular BC Lion in 1965. He played in a total of 223 games and in every game until the 1966 season. Norm’s off-field activities were as successful as his on field performances. He became the president of his own company and for a time in the 1980s he was president of the BC Lions.
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:49 pm

It must be a real honour to have a trophy named you - even if that person has not passed away yet so that the trophy would be named as a memorial.

And in this case, shortly after Norm Fieldgate retired in 1967, the league created a trophy in his name starting in 1974. The Norm Fieldgate Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the West Division.
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