Don Knowles

Don Knowles
Date of birth c. 1927
Place of birth Sarnia, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) HB
College Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School
Career history
As player
1946–50 Sarnia Imperials
1950–51 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1953 Sarnia Imperials
1954 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1949
Awards 1949 - Imperial Oil Trophy

Don "Sleepy" Knowles (born c. 1927) was an award winning and all-star halfback in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.[1][2]

Coming straight from high school, Knowles played for his hometown Sarnia Imperials from 1946 to 1950, with his finest season being 1949, when he was an all-star and won the Imperial Oil Trophy as OFRU most valuable player. He later played two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers,[3] returned to Sarnia for a season, and finished his football career playing a game for the 1954 inaugural BC Lions team.[4]

In 1990 he was elected to the Sarnia Lambton Sports Hall of Fame.[5]


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