Winnipeg – The fifth inductee into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring Of Honour will be former Quarterbacking Great, Dieter Brock. The official announcement and ceremony will be made during Saturday Afternoon’s 3 p.m. Banjo Bowl rematch versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday Morning there were less than 150 tickets available for the game.
Brock played nine plus seasons for the Blue Bombers from 1974-83 before being traded to Hamilton for Tom Clements and remains the Winnipeg Football Club’s all time passing yardage (29,623) and passing touchdown (177) leader.
The 65 year old Birmingham, Alabama native is also the only Bomber to ever be named the CFL’s Outstanding Player twice, in 1980 and ’81.
In that 1981 season, Brock threw for 4,796 yards and broke the record at that time set by the legendary Sam Etcheverry for Montreal in 1956.
“It’s just unbelievable and I’m thrilled to death about it,” said Brock in a Blue Bomber News Release. “Honestly, being inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame is great, but this is much more than that to me. I couldn’t be more honoured to be in the company of the guys that are up there. This really tops it for me as the greatest thrill.”
Dieter Brock was inducted into the WFC Hall of Fame in 1990 as well as the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame in 1995. He joins Chris Walby, Ken Ploen, Gerry James, and Milt Stegall.