Jim Heighton

Bio

Full name: Jim Heighton

Born: Sept. 22, 1944 in Vancouver, BC (76 years old)

Last Season (1981) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Position: DT
  • Jersey: #50
13 Season Career with BC, WPG, HAM, MTL

Active years: 1969–1981

172 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 171 regular season games
  • 1 Grey Cup appearance (0 championship wins)
  • 1974 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1974 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1976 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Jim Heighton was inducted into the Player wing in 2014.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Heighton was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
13 seasons
(Rank: T126th,
98th percentile,
13 CFL seasons)
4 teams 171
(Rank: T240th,
97th percentile,
171 CFL games)
0 1
1969 BC DT 61 11 -- 0
1970 WPG DT 58 14 -- 0
1971 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1972 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1973 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1974 WPG DT 58 15 -- 0
1975 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1976 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1977 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1978 WPG DT 58 16 -- 0
1979 HAM WR 58 16 -- 0
1980 HAM DT 58 0 -- 1
1981 MTL DT 50 3 -- 0