Robert "Bud" Tinsley

Inducted in 1982

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College Team: Baylor University
Robert “Bud” Tinsley Jr. played football at Baylor University and spent the 1949 season with the Los Angeles Dons of the American Football League. In 1950 he was drafted by Pittsburgh, but decided to continue his career in Canada.

       Tinsley was a great competitor and team man he was selected team captain for 10 of his 11 years with the Blue Bombers. He played offensive and defensive tackle, but occasionally used as a ball carrier in short yardage situations. Tinsley’s weight and surprising agility made him a formidable threat.

       Bud Tinsley was a Perennial All-Star and participated in all of the Shrine All-Star games held from 1955 to 1958. On october 13, 1960 he was honoured by Winnipeg Football fans at “Buddy Tinsley night”.


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College Team: Baylor University



Playing Career
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1950 - 1960

Awards/Honours

—All-Western Tackle
1950 - 1952, 1955 - 1958

—Grey Cup Participation
1950, 1953, 1957 - 1959

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1958, 1959


Class of 1982
—Willie Fleming
—Ron Lancaster
—Vince Scott
—Robert "Bud" Tinsley