Russ "Doss" Rebholz

Inducted in 1963

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Charter Member

College Team: University of Wisconsin
Russ Rebholz, the “Wisconsin Wraith”, was one of the first two imports to arrive in Canada from south of the border. He came to the St. John’s RugbyCclub as a player/coach, after having been an outstanding athlete at the University of Wisconsin.

       “Doss” Rebholz was a versatile backfielder, known for his passing, running, blocking and kicking abilities. In a 1934 Exhibition Game he threw one of the longest passes ever, 68 yards in the air, to Lynn Patrick for a touchdown. In the 1935 Grey Cup game Rebholz threw two touchdown passes, and led his “Winnipegs” to a Dominion Championship over the favoured Eastern rivals, the Hamilton Tigers.

       In 1984 Russ Rebholz was elected to the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.