Former Bomber passes away

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:45 PM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are mourning the loss of one of their greats.

Former offensive lineman Frank Rigney passed away earlier this week at the age of 74.

"Frank was a tremendous football player during his time in Winnipeg," Bomber president Jim Bell said in a release. "He will always be remembered as a champion throughout the province of Manitoba."

Rigney spent 10 years with the Bombers during their dynasty in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was named the CFL West Division's offensive lineman of the year in 1960 and '61. He won four Grey Cups and played in five overall.

Following his career he was inducted into the Canadian Football and Winnipeg Football Club halls of fame.


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