The select few

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:19 AM ET

This is the seventh in the series of The Sun's top 75 Blue Bombers of all time. Here are Nos. 15-6:

- 15. Frank (Rigs) Rigney, OL (1958-67) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who was a CFL All-Star three times and a seven-time divisional all-star. He was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman in 1961 and was a member of four Grey Cup championship teams.

- 14. Bob Cameron, P (1980-2002) is a future Canadian Football Hall of Famer who was named to four CFL and six divisional all-star teams. He holds CFL records for most career punts (3,129) and most punting yards (134,301), most punts (188) and punting yards in a regular season (8,214). Cameron also boasts the CFL playoff records for most games punting (29), most punts (254) and most punting yards (10,232). He also holds club records for most punting yards in a single game (688), highest punting average, regular season (46.94), highest net punting average, regular season (37.6), most career singles (130) and is tied with Charlie Shepard for the club's longest punt (95 yards) and he did it twice.

- 13. Charles (Blink) Roberts, RB/KR (2001 to present) is a future Bombers Hall of Famer. In only five years, Roberts has already vaulted past Gerry James, Jay Washington and Willard Reaves into second spot on the club's all-time rushing list, behind only the legendary Leo Lewis. The four-time CFL all-star has twice led the league in rushing and just set the club record for most consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons (four). Heading into this season, Roberts was also third in career average gain with 5.68 yards. Roberts also holds the club rookie records for most punt returns (82), most punt return yardage (782) and most punt return touchdowns (two) in a season. And he was also already fourth on the club in career kickoff return yardage (2,132).

- 12. Herb Gray, DE/OG (1956-65) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who was a six-time all-star defensive end and one-time all-star guard. In 1960, he became first defensive player to win Schenley for Most Outstanding Lineman.

- 11. Dieter Brock, QB (1974-83) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who was a two-time CFL and three-time divisional all-star. Brock, who led the CFL in passing four times, won two Schenleys as Most Outstanding Player. Brock entered this season ninth on the CFL's all-time list in both pass completions and passing yardage and was eighth in touchdown passes (210). He is also tied with Kent Austin for the CFL record of most completions in one game (41). Brock holds the club records for most career passing yards (29,623), most completions (2,167), most attempts (3,777), most 3,000-yard passing seasons (six), most consecutive completions in one game (16), most career TD passes (177) and most interceptions thrown (127). He also holds the club's regular-season mark for fewest picks thrown (12).

- 10. Tom (TC) Clements, QB (1983-87) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who holds the CFL record for highest pass completion percentage (67.58) in a regular season. Traded from Hamilton to Winnipeg in 1983, Clements led the Bombers to their Grey Cup victory in 1984. He won the Schenley as Most Outstanding Player in 1987. He was a two-time CFL all-star with Winnipeg and a seven-time divisional all-star in his storied career. Clements, who also played for Ottawa and Saskatchewan, entered this season in sixth spot on the CFL's all-time completions (2,807) and seventh in yardage (39,041). Clements also holds the club record for highest career completion percentage (60.4).

- 9. Joe (Jo-Pop) Poplawski, SB (1978-86) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who won Schenley Awards for top rookie in 1978 and for top Canadian in 1986. Poplawski was a five-time CFL all-star and entered this season in 24th place on the CFL's all-time reception yardage list (8,341). Poplawski sits third on club's all-time list for both receptions (549) and yardage (8,341) and was known as a clutch receiver. He was also the club's backup placekicker.

- 8. Fritz (Golden Ghost) Hanson, RB/KR (1935-41) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who was a five-time all-star. Hanson returned seven punts for more than 300-yards, including a 78-yard TD when Winnipeg won its first Grey Cup 18-12 over Hamilton in 1935. Hanson also helped the Bombers win both the 1939 and '41 Grey Cup titles while popularizing the game in its early stages.

- 7. Willard (The Sherriff) Reaves, RB (1983-87) is a Bombers Hall of Famer who was a four-time divisional and three-time CFL all-star. Reaves also won the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player in 1984 and is third on the club's all-time rushing list with 5,923 yards. He also holds the club record for most career 100-yard rushing games (26, tied for sixth in the CFL) and most in one season (10, tied for second in the CFL) and boasts the club record for most consecutive 100-yard games rushing (eight, tied for second in the CFL). Reaves led the CFL in rushing three times, the most ever by a Bomber. He also holds the club records for the most 200-yard games rushing (two) and his 221 yards is tied for second on the club's list of most rushing yards in one game.

- 6. James Murphy, WR (1983-90) is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who won the Schenley Award as the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1986. Murphy, who was a two-time CFL and three-time divisional all-star, was the club's all-time leading receiver until Milt Stegall passed him recently. Murphy helped Bombers win 1984, '88 and '90 Grey Cups. He entered this season 20th on the all-time receiving yardage list (9,036) and tied for 20th in receptions (573). Both marks put him second on both the club's all-time list for receptions and for yardage. He also holds the club record for most catches in one season (116).


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