Carl Cronin

Inducted in 1967

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College Team: University of Notre Dame
Carl Cronin was the first American import to play for the Winnipegs. He arrived from Chicago in 1932 after an outstanding football career at the University of Norte Dame.

       Cronin was an exceptional quarterback and coach, who also played linebacker and was an excellent drop-kicker. His coaching strength was in football fundamentals and Cronin’s fiery leadership helped mold an inexperienced group of rookies into a formidable football club. Winnipeg won the Western Championship in his second year.

       In early 1935 he became the coach of the Calgary Bronks and in five years established Calgary as a force to be reckoned with.


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College Team: University of Notre Dame



Playing Career
Winnipeg "Pegs" (Player/Coach)
1932 - 1933
Calgary Bronks (Coach)
1935 - 1939

Awards/Honours

—Western All-Star Offensive Guard
1966, 1967, 1969 - 1973

—CFL All-star Offensive Guard
1966, 1967, 1969 - 1973

—Grey Cup Participation
1966, 1967, 1969 - 1973

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1966, 1967, 1969 - 1973


Class of 1967
—Carl Cronin
—Alfred "Cap" Fear
—James McCaffrey