Leo Lewis, who played running back with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 80 years old.[url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/08/30/mb-leo-lewis-blue-bombers-obit.html]http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ ... -obit.html[/url]
Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Leo Lewis was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Lewis died at home this week at the age of 80.Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Leo Lewis was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Lewis died at home this week at the age of 80. (Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame)
Lewis died peacefully on Friday at his home in Missouri. He had been battling illness for some time, his sons told CBC News.
Known as the "Lincoln Locomotive," Lewis played college football with Lincoln University in Missouri before joining the Bombers in 1955.
During his 11-year CFL career, Lewis rushed for 8,861 yards and was part of four Grey Cup-winning Bombers teams.
Sad news indeed......Lewis before my time,but always heard his name mentioned through the years,whenever they would talk of CFL all time greats.The "Lincoln Locomotive".....Always loved that the great players of that era all had signature nicknames that identified them to everybody. R.I.P. L.L.L.L :thup: :cowboy:
I remember him well. He was a real nemesis to the Ticats through an excellent career. Condolences to his family.
Yup. Especially '62 GC. We controlled every other part of Winnipeg offense, but Lewis ran around, through and over Ti-cat D in 28-27 Fog bowl.
If only he had played here.
Leo Lewis was a legend not just in Winnipeg but across the CFl.
He will indeed, be missed by many of us who saw him play.
A true giant in the history of Canadian football...
Oski Wee Wee,