Leo Lewis, Jr.

Bio

Full name: Leo Everett Lewis, Jr.

Other nicknames: Lincoln Locomotive

Born: Feb. 4, 1933 in Des Moines, IA

Died: Aug. 30, 2013

Last Season (1966) Vitals:
  • Position: HB
  • Jersey: #29
Amateur Programs
  • Lincoln (MO)
  • Rochester HS (Rochester, MN)
12 Season Career

Active years: 1955–1966
Active teams (1):

  • WPG 1955–1966

167 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 161 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T201st,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
1 team 161
(Rank: T338th,
97th percentile,
161 CFL games)
0 6
1955 WPG HB 99 16 -- 0
1956 WPG HB -- 0 -- 0
1957 WPG HB 99 16 -- 1
1958 WPG HB 99 16 -- 1
1959 WPG HB 29 16 -- 1
1960 WPG HB 29 14 -- 0
1961 WPG HB 29 16 -- 1
1962 WPG HB 29 15 -- 1
1963 WPG HB 29 16 -- 0
1964 WPG HB 29 15 -- 0
1965 WPG HB 29 16 -- 1
1966 WPG HB 29 5 -- 0
Leo Lewis, Jr. Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Playoffs
Longest Rush – Play 4th 80 yards (TD) WPG 1955 EDM 29 @ WPG 6
  • 1958 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1960 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1961 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1962 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1965 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1962 Winner (WPG) Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Leo Lewis, Jr. was inducted into the Player wing in 1973 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Leo Lewis, Jr. was inducted into the Player wing in 1984.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour

Leo Lewis, Jr. was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Leo Lewis, Jr. was inducted into the Player wing in 2005.