Miles Gorrell

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Miles Gorrell
Born: (1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 63)
Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) OL
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight 285 lb (129 kg)
University Ottawa
CFL draft 1978 / Round: Territorial Protection
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
19781982 Calgary Stampeders
1982 Ottawa Rough Riders
19821985 Montreal Concordes
19851991 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19921995 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1996 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1989
CFL East All-Star 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989
Awards 1986 & 1989 - Leo Dandurand Trophy
Honours 1986 - Grey Cup Champion
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 2013

Miles Gorrell (born October 16, 1955) is a former all star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. The five-time divisional All-Star and two-time Outstanding Lineman finalist sits fourth in the record books for games played (321) from 1978 to 1996 for the Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Concordes, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He won one Grey Cup with Hamilton and played in two more with Winnipeg. He was a 5-time CFL Eastern Division All-Star and a 2-time CFL Outstanding Lineman finalist.

On February 21, 2013 the Canadian Football Hall of Fame announced that he would be in their class of inductees in September 2013.

Gorrell played football at Henry Wise Wood Senior High School in Calgary[1] and went on to a 1975 Vanier Cup win during his playing years with the University of Ottawa.[2] The Gee-Gees Miles Gorrell Award for Best Lineman is named in his honour.[3]

From 2005-2010, Gorrell served as a Player Personnel Assistant & Director of Canadian Scouting with the Toronto Argonauts. He lived in Calgary with his wife Suzanne, and his daughters Veronica and Victoria until 2008. In the Summer of 2008, Gorrell and his family moved to Toronto, Ontario [3][4]


  1. ^ Sportak, Randy (2004-11-02). "Glory days on the field". Calgary Sun.
  2. ^ "1975 Gee Gees".
  3. ^ a b "Miles Gorrell". Club Directory. Toronto Argonauts Football Club. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06.
  4. ^ "Miles Gorrell Joins Double Blue". Toronto Argonauts Football Club. 2005-03-07.

External links

  • Toronto Argonauts profile page

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