Bill Symons

Inducted in 1997

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College Team: University of Colorado
After attending the University of Colorado, Bill Symons was acquired by the BC Lions in 1966. Symons spent 10 games as a halfback with the Lions before being traded to the Toronto Argonauts.

       During his seven seasons with Toronto, he played 92 regular season games, 11 playoff games and 1 Grey Cup game in 1971. Outstanding seasons in 1968 and 1970 garnered him numerous awards. He was the leading rusher in 1968 with 1,107 yards on 164 carries for nine touchdowns. During the 1970 season, Symons rushed for 908 yards on 170 carries for six touchdowns. He still holds the record for longest rushing play in the playoffs: 100 yards.

       Bill Symons had the distinction of being the Argonauts’ first Schenley award winner when he took home the Outstanding Player award in 1968.


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College Team: University of Colorado



Playing Career
BC Lions
1966
Toronto Argonauts
1967 - 1973

Awards/Honours

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1968

—Eastern All-Star
1968, 1970

—Canadian All-Star
1968, 1970

—Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1970

—All-Star Game MVP
1971

—Grey Cup Participation
1971


Class of 1997
—Junior Ah You
—Rocky DiPietro
—Bill Symons
—Al Wilson
—Bruce Coulter