Henry Janzen (born June 7, 1940) is a former award winning and Grey Cup champion kick returner who played in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1965.
A native of Winnipeg, Janzen joined his hometown Blue Bombers in 1959 and, with a league leading 499 punt return yards, was winner of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west. He would go on to play 7 seasons, intercepting 14 passes and winning an All-Star berth as a defensive back in 1965 (with 7 interceptions.) As a dependable Canadian back-up and kick returner, he was an indispensable part of three Grey Cup championships.
Janzen later became coach of the University of Manitoba football team, leading the Bisons to back-to-back national championships in 1969 and 70, the first time this was ever accomplished.
- ^ http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=janzehen001
- ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni
- ^ FANBASE entry : Henry Janzen
- ^ Winnipeg hails its Cup champs Ottawa Citizen, November 27, 1959
- ^ Henry Janzen call it quits Calgary Herald, June 8, 1966
- ^ 1969 & 70 U of M Bisons Football Team
By Dean Hanley
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