Johnny Bright

Bio

Full name: John D. Bright

Preferred name: Johnny

Born: June 11, 1930 in Fort Wayne, IN

Died: Dec. 14, 1983

Last Season (1964) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • Position: FB
  • Jersey: #24
Amateur Programs
  • Drake
  • Central HS (Fort Wayne, IN)
13 Season Career with CGY, EDM

Active years: 1952–1964

179 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 175 regular season games
  • 4 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
  • 1959 Winner (EDM) Most Outstanding Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Johnny Bright was inducted into the Player wing in 1970 (CFHoF profile).

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Johnny Bright was inducted into the Player wing in 1980.

Edmonton Elks Wall of Honour

Johnny Bright was inducted into the Player wing in 1983.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
13 seasons
(Rank: T67th,
99th percentile,
13 CFL seasons)
2 teams 175
(Rank: T214th,
98th percentile,
175 CFL games)
0 4
1952 CGY FB 43 13 -- 0
1953 CGY FB 43 9 -- 0
1954 CGY FB 43 1 -- 0
  EDM FB 84 11 -- 1
  1954 Total 2 Teams     12 -- 1
1955 EDM FB 84 12 -- 1
1956 EDM FB 84 9 -- 1
1957 EDM FB 84 16 -- 0
1958 EDM FB 84 16 -- 0
1959 EDM FB 24 16 -- 0
1960 EDM FB 24 16 -- 1
1961 EDM FB 24 16 -- 0
1962 EDM FB 24 11 -- 0
1963 EDM HB 24 13 -- 0
1964 EDM FB 24 16 -- 0