James West

Bio

Full name: James Newcombe West

Born: Dec. 19, 1956 in Fort Worth, TX (64 years old)

Last Season (1993) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Import
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Position: LB
  • Jersey: #56
Amateur Programs
  • Texas Southern
  • Ross Shaw Sterling HS (Houston, TX)
12 Season Career

Active years: 1982–1993
Active teams (3):

  • CGY 1982–1984
  • WPG 1985–1992
  • BC 1993

167 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 164 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
3 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T199th,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
3 teams 164
(Rank: T291st,
97th percentile,
164 CFL games)
0 3
1982 CGY LB 58 9 -- 0
1983 CGY LB 58 15 -- 0
1984 CGY LB 58 13 -- 0
1985 WPG LB 58 5 -- 0
1986 WPG LB 58 18 -- 0
1987 WPG LB 58 18 -- 0
1988 WPG LB 58 17 -- 1
1989 WPG LB 58 12 -- 0
1990 WPG LB 58 8 -- 1
1991 WPG LB 58 16 -- 0
1992 WPG LB 58 16 -- 1
1993 BC LB 56 17 -- 0
Weekly
1983
  • Defensive Star Week 3 (CGY)
1984
  • Defensive Star Week 1 (CGY)
  • Defensive Star Week 8 (CGY)
1986
  • Defensive Star Week 5 (WPG)
1988
  • Defensive Star Week 13 (WPG)
1989
  • Defensive Star Division Semi-Finals (WPG)
1992
  • Defensive Star Division Finals (WPG)
  • 1987 Division Finalist (WPG) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

James West was inducted into the Player wing in 2016 (CFHoF profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

James West was inducted into the Player wing in 1997.