Eddie James

Class of 1963

Edwin (Eddie) “Dynamite” James was one of the great veterans of football in Western Canada. He was an outstanding flying wing who played sandlot and junior football before moving up to the senior game with Winnipeg and Regina.

James was truly a 60-minute man, equally comfortable on both offence and defence. Known for his dependability, he was regarded as one of the hard rocks of the game in the era before records and statistics.

Eddie “Dynamite” James possessed a great plunging and scoring ability which made him a devastating force. Above all, he was known as a man who easily made friends among teammates, opponents, football executives and fans alike.

The Eddie James Memorial Trophy is annually presented to the leading rusher in the west.

Playing Career

Winnipeg "Pegs"
Regina Pats
Winnipeg St. Johns
1930, 1932
Saskatchewan Roughriders
1928 - 1931


  • Grey Cup Participation
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams