Roy Cameron

Athlete (Amateur) | 2015

Roy was the very definition of a homegrown football talent in Vancouver even though he wasn’t originally from BC. A native of Winnipeg, Cameron moved out west and eventually would find himself as part of the “Golden Era” of the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in the mid 1950’s under the tutelage of coach Fred Owens. Roy was a star running back at Vancouver College from 1956 to 1958 and was part of a team that went 19-3-1 during his three seasons there. During that time, he scored a whopping 56 touchdowns in only 23 games and was the team MVP in both his Grade 11 and 12 years. His #8 jersey was retired by Vancouver College and he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Honour in 2000.

After a brief career at Wenatchee Junior College, he would eventually transition to playing defensive back when he broke into the CFL in 1960 with his hometown BC Lions, appearing in two games during his rookie season. He went on to play for Edmonton and Saskatchewan before eventually returning to the Lions in 1965 before hanging up his cleats for good. Roy would go on to be a successful businessman and passed away in 2009.

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