Leroy Blugh

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Leroy Blugh
Ottawa Redblacks
Born: (1966-05-14) May 14, 1966 (age 52)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
University Bishop's
CFL draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As coach
2005–2010 Bishop's Gaiters (Head coach)
>2011–2012 Queen's Gaels (Asst. coach)
2013 Edmonton Eskimos (DL coach)
2014–present Ottawa RedBlacks (DL coach)
As player
19892000 Edmonton Eskimos
20012003 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1996, 1998
Awards 1996 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
1996 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 2015

Leroy Blugh (born May 14, 1966) is a former professional Canadian football defensive lineman and the current defensive line coach for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He played for fifteen seasons in the CFL for two different teams and was the winner of the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1996 and is a two-time CFL West Division All-Star and a 81st Grey Cup Champion (1993).[1]

Blugh served as the head football coach at Bishop's University, his alma mater, from 2005 until his resignation after the 2010 season.[2][3] He was named Defensive Line coach for Queen's University in August 2011. After one year with the Edmonton Eskimos as their defensive line coach, he was hired by the Ottawa Redblacks to serve in the same capacity on February 3, 2014.[4]

Blugh was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and grew up in Napanee, Ontario, where his family moved when he was five years old.[5] In 2015, he will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "Blugh brought back by Argos". CBC Sports. 2003-04-10. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  2. ^ "Blugh named CIS Head Coach". Toronto Argonauts Football Club. 2005-04-16.
  3. ^ http://cfl.ca/article/blugh-steps-down-as-bishop-s-head-coach Blugh steps down as Bishop's Head Coach
  4. ^ "Blugh named REDBLACKS defensive line coach". Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Leroy Blugh named Head Football Coach of the Bishop's Gaiters". Bishop's University. 2005-04-13. Retrieved 2009-03-13.

Further reading

  • "2003 CFL Player Profiles" (PDF). Canadian Football League. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2004-03-25.

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