Gerry James

Bio

Full name: Gerald Edwin James

Preferred name: Gerry

Born Oct. 22, 1934 in Regina, SK (86 years old)

Last Season (1964) Vitals:
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Position: HB, K
  • Jersey: #37
Relations
Amateur Programs
  • Kelvin HS (Winnipeg, MB)
12 Season Career with WPG, SSK

Active years: 1952–1962, 1964

150 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 145 regular season games
  • 5 Grey Cup appearances (3 championship wins)
  • 1954 Winner (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1955 Division Finalist (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1957 Winner (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1960 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Gerry James was inducted into the Player wing in 1981 (CFHoF profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Gerry James was inducted into the Player wing in 1984.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour

Gerry James was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

Gerry James was inducted into the Player wing in 1994.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Gerry James was inducted into the Player wing in 1982.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T196th,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
2 teams 145
(Rank: T439th,
96th percentile,
145 CFL games)
0 5
1952 WPG FB, K 98 11 -- 0
1953 WPG HB 98 14 -- 1
1954 WPG FB, K 98 15 -- 0
1955 WPG HB, K 98 16 -- 0
1956 WPG HB -- 0 -- 0
1957 WPG HB, K 98 16 -- 1
1958 WPG HB, K 98 6 -- 0
1959 WPG FB, K 28 10 -- 1
1960 WPG FB, K 28 16 -- 0
1961 WPG FB, K 28 15 -- 1
1962 WPG FB, K 28 16 -- 1
1964 SSK HB, K 37 10 -- 0