American Football Database
Lloyd Reese
Date of birth: (1920-07-17)July 17, 1920
Place of birth: New Philadelphia, OH
Career information
Position(s): Fullback, Guard
College: University of Tennessee
 As player:
Chicago Bears
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1948
Honors: 1949 - Grey Cup Champion
Playing stats at

Lloyd "Bronco" Reese is a former all-star and Grey Cup champion in the Canadian Football League and a National Football League champion. He was primarily a fullback but also starred on the offensive line.

A graduate of University of Tennessee, Reese joined the Chicago Bears for their 1946 championship season, playing 3 games and rushing 18 times for 84 yards.

In 1948 he joined the Montreal Alouettes where his 251 pound frame made him the biggest fullback in Canadian pro football.[1][2] Playing a full 12 game season he was selected as an All-Star at guard.[3] In 1949 he played another full sked, helping the Larks to their first ever Grey Cup championship.[4]


  1. Lark's Import List Now Numbers Nine, The Montreal Gazette, August 13, 1948
  2. Bronco's quite a man, The Leader Post, October 7, 1948
  3. [1] CFLAPEDIA entry: Lloyd Reese
  4. Unfortunately, Reese did not get to play in the Grey Cup game. Though he played a full season and was "outstanding" in the playoffs, Canadian Rugby Union rules restricted the Alouettes to 5 import players, not the usual 7 under the Big Four rules. Both he and [[Chuck Anderson (Canadian football)|]] were forced to watch the game from the sidelines. See: Import Rule puts Bronco Reese, Chuck Anderson out of Football Playoffs by Vern DeGeer, The Montreal Gazette, November 15, 1949