Dr. Tom Casey

Class of 1964

Dr. Tom Casey began his Canadian football career in 1949 after playing one year with the New York Yankees of the All-American Conference.

Casey was the leading rusher in the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU) in 1950 with 637 yards. In 1952 Casey gained 100 yards on a single play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Casey also had 205 yards on pass interception returns and scored 16 touchdowns to set a WIFU single season touchdown record.

Tom “Citation” Casey was honoured in 1956 by the people of Manitoba, and was the guest speaker at the 1964 Grey Cup dinner.

Playing Career

Hamilton Wildcats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1950 - 1954, 1956


  • All-Western Running Back
    1950 - 1952
  • Eddie James Memorial Trophy
  • All-Western Defensive Back
    1953 - 1955
  • Winnipeg Tribune Citizen of the Year
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1950, 1953