Frank Rigney

Inducted in 1985

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College Team: University of Iowa
Frank Rigney played football at the University of Iowa. He was the third draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles, but came to Canada to play with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

       Rigney anchored the offensive line during an era when the Blue Bombers, under hall of fame coach Bud Grant, were frequent Grey Cup winners. Rigney was selected as the West’s outstanding lineman in 1960 and 1961. In 1961 he was also chosen as the CFL’s best lineman.

       Frank Rigney is a member of the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.


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College Team: University of Iowa



Playing Career
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1958 - 1967

Awards/Honours

—All-Western Offensive Tackle
1959 - 1962, 1964 - 1966

—DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1960, 1961

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Lineman
1961

—All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1962, 1965, 1966

—Grey Cup Participation
1958 - 1962, 1965

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1958, 1959, 1961, 1962


Class of 1985
—Tony Gabriel
—Frank Rigney
—William "Bill" Zock
—Frank Tindall