WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will add legendary quarterback Dieter Brock to their Ring of Honour during Saturday’s Banjo Bowl.
Brock played 10 seasons with the Bombers from 1974 to 1983. The CFL Hall of Fame member is the only player in the team’s history to win back-to-back CFL Most Outstanding Player awards.
The American broke the league record in 1981 for passing yards in a season by throwing for 4,796 yards. Brock remains the Bombers’ all-time passing leader with 29,623 yards. He also sits first in franchise touchdown passes with 177.
“Being inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame is great but this is much more than that to me,” said Brock in a press release.
“I couldn’t be more honoured to be in the company of the guys that are up there. This really tops it for me as the greatest thrill.”
Brock is the fifth player to be inducted into the Ring of Honour. He joins Chris Walby, Ken Ploen, Gerry James and Milt Stegall.
HOT TICKET: This weekend’s Banjo Bowl against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Investors Group Field is nearing a sellout. The Bombers announced that less than 150 tickets were still available for the game as of Wednesday morning. The demand for tickets has increased thanks to Winnipeg’s five game win streak.
The last time the Bombers sold out Investors Group Field was the 2013 Banjo Bowl. The stadium’s capacity of 33,500 was surpassed at last year’s Labour Day Classic rematch as temporary seating was in place for the 103rd Grey Cup but the game was still roughly 1,500 tickets short of a sell out.