The select few

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

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Here is a recap of The Sun's top 75 Blue Bombers of all time in the franchise's 75th anniversary (with our apologies those we agonized over just missing the cut):

75. Steve Patrick, DL (1952-64)

74. Eddie Kotowich (deceased), OG (1955-61)

73. Michael Gray, DE (1987-93)

72. Jeff Nicklin (deceased), end and flying wing (1934-40)

71. Tony Norman, DE (1980-86)

70. Troy Westwood, PK (1991 to present)

69. Rick House SB (1979-84 and 1989-91)

68. Dave Mudge, OT (2000-2005)

67. Gerald (Big G) Wilcox, SB (1992-96)

66. Art Stevenson (deceased), QB/RB (1937-41)

65. Phil Minnick, LB (1965-73)

64. Ken Hailey, DB (1983-91)

63. Martin Gainor, OL/DL (1937-39 and 1946)

62. Trevor Kennerd, PK (1980-91)

61. Larry Butler, OG (1980-81)

60. Butch Norman, OT (1974-80)

59. Jay Washington, RB (1974-79)

58. James West, LB (1985-92)

57. Paul Randolph, LB (1989-95)

56. Joe Fleming, DL (1998-99 and 2004 to present)

55. Robert Mimbs, RB (1990-92)

54. Doug (Big Bird) Brown, DL (2001 to present)

53. Juran Bolden, DB (1995, 2000-01)

52. Mike Holmes, WR (1977-82)

51. Ernie (Old Folks) Pitts (deceased), REC (1957-69)

50. Don Jonas, QB/PK (1971-74)

49. Khari Jones, QB (2000-04)

48. Cornel Piper, OG (1957-67)

47. Elfrid (SWAC) Payton, DE (1990-93, 2000 and 2004)

46. Gord Rowland, LB (1954-63)

45. Bud Marquardt, REC/QB (1935-41)

44. Bud Grant, REC/DB (1953-56)

43. John Bonk, C (1973-85)

42. Dave Burkholder, LB (1958-64)

41. Bob (Swifty) Swift, C (1971-77)

40. Nick Bastaja, OG (1987-93)

39. Maurice (Mo) Kelly (1998-99, 2003-04)

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)

36. Ken (Doc) Nielsen, REC (1965-70)

35. Matt Dunigan, QB (1992-94)

34. John Helton, DL (1978-82)

33. Tom Scott, SB (1974-77)

32. Chester McCance, DE/TE (1937-43 and 1945)

31. Carl Cronin, QB,/LB (1932-34)

30. (Dynamite) Eddie James, RB/DB (1934-38)

29. Greg (Hardrock) Kabat, QB/OG,/FB,/PK/Flying Wing (1933-40)

28. Dick Huffman, OL/DL (1951-55)

27. Les Lear (deceased), OL/DL (1937-43)

26. Tom (Citation) Casey, RB/DB/P (1950-56)

25. Russ (Wisconsin Wraith) Rebholz, QB (1933-38)

24. Jack (Indian Jack) Jacobs (deceased), QB/DB/P (1950-54)

23. Paul Bennett, S/KR (1980-83)

22. Gerry (Kid Dynamite) James, RB/KR/PK (1952-63)

21. Buddy Tinsley, OL/DL (1950-60)

20. Bill Frank, OL (1970-76)

19. (Tricky) Dick Thornton, DB/QB/KR (1961-66)

18. Dave (The Knife) Raimey, RB (1965-69)

17. Less Browne, CB (1989-91)

16. Rod (Sybil) Hill, CB (1988-92)

15. Frank (Rigs) Rigney, OL (1958-67)

14. Bob Cameron, P (1980-2002)

13. Charles (Blink) Roberts, RB/KR (2001 to present)

12. Herb Gray, DE/OG (1956-65)

11. Dieter Brock, QB (1974-83)

10. Tom (TC) Clements, QB (1983-87)

9. Joe (Jo-Pop) Poplawski, SB (1978-86)

8. Fritz (Golden Ghost) Hanson, RB/KR (1935-41)

7. Willard (The Sherriff) Reaves, RB (1983-87)

6. James Murphy, WR (1983-90)

5. Milt (Turtle Man) Stegall, SB (1995 to present)

4. Greg Battle, LB (1987-93/1997-98)

3. Chris (Bluto) Walby, OL/DL (1981-96)

2. Leo (Lincoln Locomotive) Lewis, RB/KR (1955-66)

1. Ken Ploen, QB/DB (1957-67)


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