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APPLEBY, Ken

Full Name:

 

Ken APPLEBY
Nickname:

 

Doc
Birthday:

 

December 30, 1926
Position(s) Played :

 

Bench Physician
Years with BC Lions:

 

1955 – 1994 (40 Years)
Started My Football Career:

 

1955. first game on the bench was an

Exhibition   game at Brockton Oval.

Final game was the 1994 Grey Cup

win over Baltimore at BC Place

HomeTown:

 

Vancouver, BC
Grey Cups:

 

Six – 3 wins 3 losses
Career Accomplishments:

 

5 sons, 15 grandchildren, 40 years on the

bench,  3 Grey cup rings, 40 years family

practice in Burnaby.  World’s best wife.

Best Moment in Career:

 

Graduating QueensUniversity, Med’s 1954
Favourite Football Story:

 

Bob Ackles as a teenager in my office “I’d like to make a career in football.”
Toughest Opponent Player:

 

Injury Buff
Favourite CFL Player:

 

Roy Dewalt
Favourite Coach:

 

Don Mathews
Career after Football:

 

2 more years of practice then retirement
Life After Football:

 

Wonderful.  Memories of hundreds of players, dozens of coaches, fine trainers, great equipment men, past and present medical staff.
Special Message to the Fans:

 

Take the bad with the good, you can’t win them all.  Keep faithful.

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