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Buddy Tinsley

Buddy Tinsley
Jankovich on a 1950 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1924-08-16)August 16, 1924
Place of birth: Damon, Texas
Date of death: September 14, 2011(2011-09-14) (aged 87)
Place of death: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): DT
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 7 / Pick: 54
Drafted by: Philadelphia Eagles
As player:
Los Angeles Dons (AAFC)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
CFL West All-Star: 19501952, 19551958
Career stats
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Robert Porter "Buddy" Tinsley (August 16, 1924 – September 14, 2011) was a Canadian Football League offensive lineman for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1982, and was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Baylor University Hall of Fame.

He is noted for a story regarding the 38th Grey Cup, known as the "Mud Bowl" because of poor weather/field conditions. "As the legend goes, Tinsley, a rookie Bomber lineman, was face down in the muck and water, gasping for breath when an alert official pulled him from his murky grave".[1]

Tinsley died on September 14, 2011, aged 87, from undisclosed causes, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.