Royal Copeland

Inducted in 1988

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Amateur Team: Hamilton City League

Royal Copeland was an outstanding halfback and defensive back. In 1949 he was the recipient of the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy, presented to the Eastern Conference player possessing the highest qualities of courage, fair play, and sportsmanship.

       Copeland participated in four Grey Cup games, all Toronto Argonaut victories. He scored touchdowns in the 1945, 1946 and 1947 contest. He scored 42 regular season touchdowns, including four in one game during 1945.

       While with the Argonauts, he and fellow Hall of Famer Joe Krol were called the “Gold Dust Twins”.


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Amateur Team: Hamilton City League



Playing Career
HMCS York Navy Team
1944
Toronto Argonauts
1945 - 1949, 1952 - 1956
Calgary Stampeders
1950, 1951

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern Running Back
1945 - 1947, 1949

—Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1949

—Grey Cup Participation
1945 - 1947

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1945 - 1947, 1952


Class of 1988
—Royal Copeland
—Ed McQuarters
—Tony Pajaczkowski
—Ralph Sazio