FCCA Convention 2012: Neil Lumsden to share knowledge on running backs
FCCA Convention 2012: Neil Lumsden to share knowledge on running backsFCCA0 Comments
Neil Lumsden, Head Coach of the Burlington Braves (CJFL), has found success in the CIS as well as CFL playing career and will present on “Running Backs”.
Lumsden enjoyed a stellar four year university playing career as Ottawa Gee-Gees running back and kicker. He was a three time OUA All-Star, three time All-Canadian, helping the undefeated Gee-Gees capture the 1975 Vanier Cup and being named the Ted Morris trophy as Vanier Cup MVP.
Lumsden next moved on to a ten year CFL playing career (1976-85) with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger Cats and Edmonton Eskimos. After his first season, Neil earned the Eastern Conference’s nomination for Most Outstanding Rookie.
As Edmonton full-back during their 1980’s dynasty teams, Lumsden blocked for the likes of Warren Moon and Matt Dunnigan, helping the Eskimos capture the 1980, ’81 and ’82 Grey Cups. In 1981, Lumsden was awarded the Dick Suderman Trophy as the Grey Cup’s Outstanding Canadian, hauling in eight passes for 91 yards.
Appearing in 141 regular season games during his career, Lumsden carried the ball 767 times for 3,755 yards and 36 TDs. He also had 180 receptions for 1,729 yards and 15 more TDs.
Lumsden also found success in the front office as Ticats GM in the late 1990’s, helping construct the 1999 Grey Cup champion team.
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