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 with HAM, OTT, BB, KW

Active years: 1951–1956, 1958–1959

78 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 77 regular season games
  • 1 Grey Cup appearance (0 championship wins)
1 Grey Cup Appearances
  • 1953 Grey Cup
  • 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).

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
8 seasons
(Rank: T1652nd,
84th percentile,
6 CFL seasons)
4 teams 77
(Rank: T2250th,
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