Bill Wusyk

Bill Wusyk (April 18, 1918 December 12, 1975) was a Canadian football player.

Bill Wusyk
Born:April 18, 1918
Calgary, Alberta
Died:December 12, 1975(1975-12-12) (aged 57)
Calgary, Alberta
Career information
Position(s)Flying Wing/K/QB
Career history
As player
1936–40Calgary Bronks
1945–48Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1946
Awards1946 - Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Honors1948 - Grey Cup Champion

A native of Calgary, Wusyk joined his hometown Calgary Bronks in 1936, playing five seasons with them. When the team disbanded he tried out with the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1941.[1]

After the war Wusyk joined the newly formed Calgary Stampeders for what would turn out to be a 4-year stay. In 1946 he led the Western Interprovincial Football Union in scoring with 4 converts, 8 field goals and 4 rouges (singles) for 32 points. This won him an all-star and the first Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as best player in the west.[2] He was Cowtown's leading scorer again in 1947 (8 converts, 4 FGs and a rouge for 21 points) and in 1948 he was part of their great first Grey Cup winning team.[3]


  1. Wusyk Reports to Grizzlies Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, August 28, 1941
  2. Bill Wusyk Wins Nicklin Memorial The Calgary Herald, October 26, 1946
  3. Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum - 1948 Calgary Stampeders, Football Team Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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