Neil Lumsden

Neil Lumsden is a retired former football player that played his entire professional career in the Canadian Football League. Lumsden lined up mostly as a fullback and at times as a running back for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Edmonton Eskimos from 1976 to 1985. Some of his career highlights include the Vanier Cup with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in 1975, and during his first season in the CFL was named the eastern conference nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie in 1976. Lumsden won three Grey Cup Championships with Edmonton Eskimos from 1980 to 1982, and again being a Grey Cup winner in 1999 as General Manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the 1981 Grey Cup game, Lumsden, with eight receptions for 91 yards plus a carry for two yards, was selected as the Outstanding Canadian being awarded with the Dick Suderman Trophy. During his professional career, Lumsden played in 141 regular season games and carried the ball 767 times for 3755 yards and with 36 rushing touchdowns. He also had 180 receptions for 1729 yards and 15 more receiving touchdowns. Photo courtesy Hamilton Spectator.