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Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Terrence Edwards, David Asper and Gene Dunn are the latest Hall of Fame inductees.

President and CEO of the Winnipeg Football Club, Wade Miller, revealed the 2017 recipients at a news conference Tuesday morning that was live streamed on this page.

Edwards was a veteran receiver with the Blue Bombers, fourth in all time receptions and receiving yards. Over the seven seasons he was with the Bombers he totaled 469 catches for 7,200 yards and 46 touchdowns.

Terrence Edwards was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning.
Terrence Edwards was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning. Global News / File

“When I came to Winnipeg never in my wildest dreams did I think this day would come,” Edwards said on the phone from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Asper and Dunn both served on the Blue Bombers Board and the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League. They also co-chaired the 1998, 2006 and 2015 Winnipeg Grey Cup Festivals.

David Asper was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning.
David Asper was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning. Global News / File

“In the builder’s category we see two men who have dedicated their time beyond their careers supporting the football club endeavors for decades,” Miller said.

Gene Dunn was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning.
Gene Dunn was inducted into the 2017 Blue Bombers Hall of Fame Thursday morning. Global News / File

In 2016, the Blue Bombers unveiled the Hall of Fame Walk, with names of all inductees etched on plaques leading into Investors Group Field.

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