James West (Canadian football)

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James West
No. 58
Born: (1957-12-19) December 19, 1957 (age 61)
Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
College Texas Southern
Career history
As player
19821984 Calgary Stampeders
19851992 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1993 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1987, 1989
CFL East All-Star 1987, 1989
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 2016

James West (born December 19, 1957) was a linebacker who played twelve seasons in the Canadian Football League for three teams.[1] He won two Grey Cups for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Nicknamed Wild West, he played college football at Texas Southern University and trialled with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984,[2] before joining the Bombers during the 1985 season.[3]

In 2016, he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ McCalla retires
  2. ^ West, Carpenter battle building
  3. ^ Blue Bombers courting West
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