Bernie Custis

Bio

Full name: Bernard E. Custis

Preferred name: Bernie

Born: Sept. 23, 1928 in Washington, DC

Died: Feb. 23, 2017

Last Season (1959) Vitals:
  • Position: QB
Amateur Programs
  • Syracuse
  • Bartram HS (Philadelphia, PA)
8 Season Career

Active years: 1951–1956, 1958–1959
Active teams (4):

  • HAM 1951–1955
  • OTT 1955
  • BB 1956
  • KW 1958–1959

78 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 77 regular season games
  • 1 Grey Cup appearance (0 championship wins)
1 Grey Cup Appearances
  • Watch Bernie Custis in the:
    • 1953 Grey Cup
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
8 seasons
(Rank: T1677th,
85th percentile,
5 CFL seasons)
4 teams 77
(Rank: T2278th,
79th percentile,
57 CFL games)
0 1
1951 HAM HB, QB 94 12 -- 0
1952 HAM HB, QB 99 12 -- 0
1953 HAM HB, QB 99 13 -- 1
1954 HAM HB, QB 99 13 -- 0
1955 HAM HB, QB -- 0 -- 0
  OTT HB, QB 81 7 -- 0
  1955 Total 2 Teams     7 -- 0
1956 BB QB 23 9 -- 0
1958 KW QB 38 10 -- 0
1959 KW QB 1 -- 0
  • 1954 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Player
  • 2015 Winner (HAM) Commissioner's Award
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Bernie Custis was inducted into the Builder wing in 1998 (CFHoF profile).