Quiz time

  1. Who was the first Heisman Trophy winner to play in the CFL?

  2. Who was the first black player to play in the CFL?

  3. Who is the only CFL player that has also played in the NBA?

  4. Who is the CFL player who also played for the Harlem Globetrotters?

  5. Who is the former Hamilton Tiger-Cat who also played in the NHL?

  6. In a rare league to league trade an NFL player was traded for a CFL player. Who were the players involved?

  7. Who was the CFL player that was also a Liberal MP during his playing career?

  8. Who are the only two players to be ejected from a Grey Cup game?

  9. Who was the CFL player who came running off the bench to tackle an Argo who was running a clear path to the endzone for a TD?

  10. Who was the Canadian-born player that was named an All-American on both offence and defence in U.S. college football?

  1. Terry Baker

  2. Herb Trawick

  3. Bud Grant

For #7 I want to say Steve Mazurak but it may have been just after retirement and therefore not technically 'during' his career.

Herb Trawick and Bud Grant are correct answers while Terry Baker and Steve Mazurak are not.

Billy Vessels

Questions 1 to 3 have been answered correctly: Vessels, Trawick and Grant.

  1. Who was the first Heisman Trophy winner to play in the CFL? Billy Vessels

  2. Who was the first black player to play in the CFL? Herb Trawick

  3. Who is the only CFL player that has also played in the NBA? Bud Grant

  4. Who is the CFL player who also played for the Harlem Globetrotters? Johnny Bright

  5. Who is the former Hamilton Tiger-Cat who also played in the NHL? Ron Howell

  6. In a rare league to league trade an NFL player was traded for a CFL player. Who were the players involved? Jim Young - Minnesota Vikings and Joe Kapp - B.C. Lions

  7. Who was the CFL player that was also a Liberal MP during his playing career? George Springate 1970 Montreal Alouettes

  8. Who are the only two players to be ejected from a Grey Cup game? Jake Dunlap - Ottawa and Ralph Goldston - Hamilton

  9. Who was the CFL player who came running off the bench to tackle an Argo who was running a clear path to the endzone for a TD? Peter Karpuk - Ottawa tackled Ulysses Curtis - Toronto

  10. Who was the Canadian-born player that was named an All-American on both offence and defence in U.S. college football? Bronko Nagurski

The CFL was established in 1958 so the correct answer is a collection of players from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos who played in the first CFL game on August 14, 1958.

If the question was meant to be 'who was the first black player to play Canadian football?', then the answer is Stonewall Jackson. Jackson played for the 1930 Regina Roughriders and the 1932 Winnipeg St.John's.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a pair of trades with NFL teams in the 1950s.

In September 1957, Winnipeg sent QB Chuck Curtis to the New York Giants for LB/OG Pete Mangum.
In September 1959, Winnipeg traded OT Fred Cole to the Chicago Bears for TE Ralph Anderson.