The select few

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:47 AM ET

This is the fourth in the series of The Sun's top 75 Blue Bombers of all time. Here are Nos. 45-36:

- 45. Bud Marquardt, REC/QB (1935-41) is a Bomber Hall of Famer and three-time all-star.

- 44. Bud Grant, REC/DB (1953-56) was better known as the head coach/GM of one of the best teams in CFL history. But he was also one heck of a receiver/defensive back before he led the Bombers to four Grey Cups championships. Grant was a four-time all-star who led the Bombers in receiving four straight seasons, one less than the club record. Grant also holds CFL playoff records for most interceptions in one game (five) and in one playoff season (seven). Grant is in both the Canadian Football and Bomber Halls of Fame as a builder.

- 43. John Bonk, C (1973-85) is a Bomber Hall of Famer, who was a four-time CFL all-star and Schenley Award winner as the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1984. He was also the Western rep for the award in 1983.

- 42. Dave Burkholder, LB (1958-64) is a Bomber Hall of Famer and three-time all-star.

- 41. Bob (Swifty) Swift, C (1971-77) is a Bomber Hall of Famer, who was a three-time CFL and four-time divisional all-star. Swift, by the way, began his career as a B.C. Lions fullback.

- 40. Nick Bastaja, OG (1987-93) is a Bomber Hall of Famer, who was a two-time CFL and five-time divisional all-star. Bastaja also won the Schenley Award as the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1985.

- 39. Maurice (Mo) Kelly (1998-99, 2003-04) is a future Bomber Hall of Famer who holds the club career record for most forced fumbles (10) and is tied second most in one season (four). The one-time CFL all-star also holds club mark for most fumble returns in one season (seven). Kelly is also fifth in club history with 284 defensive tackles.

- 38. Bill Whisler, DE (1962-69) is a Bomber Hall of Famer and four-time divisional all-star.

- 37. Tyrone Jones, LB (1983-87, 1989-91) is a Bomber Hall of Famer who was a four-time CFL and five-time divisional all-star. Jones still holds club career sack record (98). He also boasts the second-most (20.5) and third-most sacks in a CFL season (17.5). Jones also holds the club mark for most sacks in a game (4.5), which is the second-best ever in the CFL. He won the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1985.

- 36. Ken (Doc) Nielsen (1965-70) is a Bomber Hall of Famer who is ninth on club's all-time receiving list in both catches (280) and yardage (4,340), and was one of club's first wide receivers. He was a two-time CFL and three-time divisional all-star.


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