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Bill Stukus
Personal information
Date of birth: 1916
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
Date of death: July 1, 2003 (aged 86–87)
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Bill Stukus (b. 1916 in Toronto, Ontario - d. July 1, 2003) was an award winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football quarterback.

Stukus started with the Toronto Argonauts, winning a Grey Cup in 1937 and 1938, and being named an all-star.[1] Perhaps his best season was with the wartime Toronto RCAF Hurricanes, when he was an all-star, won another Grey Cup and was the Ontario Rugby Football Union Imperial Oil Trophy winner as MVP. He played with the Toronto Indians and then returned to the Boatmen in 1947 for yet another Cup. He played 48 regular season and 17 playoff games for the Argos.[2] He finished his career playing 3 seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos.[3]

While serving in the RCAF during the war, he also had the good fortune to play in the famed Tea Bowl for the Canadian Army football team against American Army team at White City Stadium on February 13, 1944 in London, England (the Canadians won 16-6).[4]

Bill was one of the famed Stukus brothers. Both Annis Stukus and Frank Stukus were Grey Cup champions. Indeed, while with the Argonauts all three played in the backfield at the same time, and won the Grey Cup together in 1938.[5]

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