James West (Canadian football)

James West (born December 19, 1957) was a linebacker who played twelve seasons in the Canadian Football League for three teams.[1] He won two Grey Cups for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Nicknamed Wild West, he played college football at Texas Southern University and trialled with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984,[2] before joining the Bombers during the 1985 season.[3]

James West
No. 58
Born: (1957-12-19) December 19, 1957
Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
CFL statusInternational
CollegeTexas Southern
Career history
As player
19821984Calgary Stampeders
19851992Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1993BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1987, 1989
CFL East All-Star1987, 1989
Career stats

In 2016, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.


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