Greg Battle

Class of 2007

Greg Battle, a graduate of Arizona State University, came to the Canadian Football League in 1987 where he joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

During his two tenures in Winnpeg, the Blue Bombers appeared in the Grey Cup four times, winning twice. Battle was selected as the Top Defensive Player in the 1990 Grey Cup, a 50-11 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.

Battle signed with the Las Vegas Posse in 1994 and later that season was traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders. He joined the Memphis Mad Dogs the following season. In 1996, Battle went to the Montreal Alouettes. During the same season, he was released by Montreal and signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In the 1997 season, he re-signed with Winnipeg.

Battle played in 179 regular season games and 10 playoff games. His regular season statistics include 766 defensive tackles, 31 interceptions, 26 quarterback sacks and 26 fumble recoveries.

Playing Career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1987 - 1993, 1997, 1998
Las Vegas Posse
Ottawa Rough Riders
Memphis Mad Dogs
Saskatchewan Roughriders


  • All-Eastern Linebacker
    1989 - 1991
  • All-Canadian Linebacker
    1990, 1991
  • James P. McCaffrey Award
    1989 - 1991
  • CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award
    1990, 1991
  • The Defensive Most Valuable Player in a Grey Cup Game
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1988, 1990, 1992, 1993
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1988, 1990