Don Knowles
Date of birth: c. 1927
Place of birth: Sarnia, Ontario
Date of death: October 19th, 2017
Place of death: North York
Career information
Position(s): HB
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1949
Military service
Awards: 1949 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Don "Sleepy" Knowles (born c. 1927, died October 19th, 2017)[1] was a halfback in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.[2][3]

Coming straight from high school, Knowles played for his hometown Sarnia Imperials from 1946 to 1950, with his finest season being 1949, when he was an all-star and won the Imperial Oil Trophy as OFRU most valuable player. He later played two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers,[4] returned to Sarnia for a season, and finished his football career playing a game for the 1954 inaugural BC Lions team.[5]

In 1990 he was elected to the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame.[6]


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