American Football Database
American Football Database
Walter Bender
Date of birth: (1961-09-08) September 8, 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): RB
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1986

Walter Bender (born September 8, 1961) is a former American football running back who played five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football at Kent State University.

Professional career

Toronto Argonauts

Bender was signed by the Toronto Argonauts in 1984 and played for the team from 1984 to 1985.[1][2] He was released by the team on June 21, 1986.[1]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Bender signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and played for them during the 1986 season, winning the 74th Grey Cup.[1] He also earned CFL East All-Star honors after recording 618 yards on 8 rushing touchdowns in twelve games.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Bender played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1987.[2]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Bender played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1988, winning the 76th Grey Cup.[2]


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