Bruce Cummings

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Bruce Cummings
Born:March 1927
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: (aged 64)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CollegeUniversity of Toronto
Career history
As player
1950–53Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1951
Awards1951 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
HonorsGrey Cup champion - 1951

Bruce Frederick Cummings,[1] (March 1927 – June 16, 1991) was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player with the Ottawa Rough Riders, playing from 1950 to 53.[2][3]

Born in Ottawa and a star football player at the University of Toronto,[4] Cummings joined his hometown Riders in 1950. Though his career was relatively brief, he enjoyed a complete season in 1951, being named an all-star, winning the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the best player in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and hoisting the Grey Cup as champion.[5][6]

His father, W. Garfield Cummings, was a local politician and former Ottawa footballer.[7] Bruce Cummings died at the age of 64 in 1991 following a heart attack.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search".
  2. ^ Ottawa Rough Rider Player Database Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ FANBASE entry : Bruce Cummings
  4. ^ Ex-Nepean Star leads Toronto Blues to 15-5 Victory - Bruce Cummings sinks Queen's team Ottawa Citizen, November 10, 1947
  5. ^ Bruce and Bruno Winners, by Jack Koffman Hamilton Spectator, November 8, 1951
  6. ^ Cummings Wins Football Award Calgary Herald, November 8, 1951
  7. ^ Former Nepean Reeve W.G. Cummings Passes Ottawa Citizen, September 30, 1959
  8. ^ "Former Rough Rider dead at 64". The Ottawa Citizen. June 17, 1991. p. 18. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "Deaths". The Ottawa Citizen. June 18, 1991. p. E18. Retrieved August 26, 2019.