Andy Tommy Sr.

Class of 1989

The very first time Andrew Tommy Sr. attended a rugby football game, he ended up being one of the participants. From this humble beginning, he would go on to star in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU).

In a game against Toronto on October 14, 1933, Tommy picked up a fumble behind his own goal line and ran 120 yards for a touchdown.

He was a member of the 1940 Ottawa squad which won the Grey Cup in the only two-game championship ever held. Tommy also played six games with the Argonauts in 1945, including the Grey Cup game which was the last national championship played only by Canadian players.

Andrew Tommy Sr. is a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

Ottawa Rangers Intermediates
1931, 1932
Ottawa Rough Riders
1933 - 1941, 1946, 1947
Toronto Argonauts


  • All-Eastern Halfback
  • All-Eastern Flying Wing
  • Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1936, 1939, 1940, 1945
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1940, 1945