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Paul ‘Pappy’ Rowe

Football Athlete - Inducted 1980

Paul "Pappy" Rowe played football with the Calgary Broncs from 1938 to 1940. In 1939, he was awarded the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy as the individual scoring champion of the Western Interprovincial Football Union and was selected to the Canadian Football League All-Star Team.  After the war, he played with the Calgary Stampeders from 1945 to 1950. When they won the Grey Cup in 1948, “Pappy” Rowe was the team captain.  He was named Western Conference All-Star player in 1940 and again from 1946 to 1949.  He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

After Induction

Halls of Fame:

1964 - CFL Hall of Fame

1975 - Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

1980 - Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (Athlete)

1981 - British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame

1985 - Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame

2000 - Alberta Sports Hall of Fame: 1948 Calgary Stampeders Football Team

2000 - Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

2015 - BC Football Hall of Fame 


 Paul Rowe was born in Victoria on January 25, 1917. He died in Calgary in August 1990, aged 73 years and 7 months old.