CFL to induct six into 2013 Hall of Fame class
Hamilton, ON (Sports Network) - Four former players and two contributors have been selected as this year's inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Offensive linemen Dan Ferrone and Miles Gorrell and wide receivers Brian Fryer and Earl Winfield will comprise the 2013 player group, with former official Jake Ireland and coach Don Loney earning selections in the Builder category.
Ferrone was a five-time CFL All-Star during a 12-year career (1981-92) spent predominately with the Toronto Argonauts and participated in four Grey Cups, winning two. He also served as president of the league's Players Association from 1993-2002.
Gorrell played a total of 19 seasons from 1978-96 and ranked fourth in league history with 321 games played at the time of his retirement. A two-time finalist for the CFL Outstanding Lineman award, he was also a member of the 1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Grey Cup-winning squad.
Fryer was a member of five consecutive Grey Cup championship teams with the Edmonton Eskimos from 1978-82 and also played briefly with the NFL's Washington Redskins in 1976. He compiled 179 catches, 2,670 yards and seven touchdowns over eight CFL seasons.
Winfield, who spent his entire 11-year career with Hamilton from 1987-97, ranks second in CFL history with 11 punt-return touchdowns and is the Ti-Cats' all-time leader in receiving yards (10,119) and touchdown catches (75). His 41 games of 100 receiving yards or more is the fourth-most in league annals as well.
Ireland served as a league official for 29 seasons and worked a total of 555 games, including 16 Grey Cups. He also briefly worked as the head of the league's video replay unit after retiring in 2008.
Loney, who passed away in 2004, was honored for his achievements at St. Francis Xavier University, where he amassed a 133-31-2 record and won nine conference titles, six Jewett Trophy championships and one Canadian College Bowl championship. He also had an eight-year playing career in the CFL and won two Grey Cups, one with Toronto and another with Ottawa.
02/21 23:33:53 ET