Golab, Anthony Charles

Anthony Charles Golab, Tony, "Golden Boy," football player (b at Windsor, Ont 17 Jan 1919). Golab was a hard-charging, versatile player with the OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS. He joined the Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) in 1938 and the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1939, where he won the Jeff Russell Trophy as most valuable player in 1941. As an RCAF flight lieutenant and pilot during WWII, he was shot down and wounded. He returned to Ottawa to play until 1949, his spirited style making him a fan favourite. Golab, who played offence and defence, appeared in 4 GREY CUP games. He is a member of the CFL Hall of Fame and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1985.