The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will unveil a bronze statue of former head coach and general manager Cal Murphy at Investors Group Field on Sept. 21.
Murphy spent 30-plus years in the CFL as a coach and GM, earning nine Grey Cup wins. He spent 14 seasons with Winnipeg (1983-96), compiling an 86-51-1 head-coaching record and twice was named the league’s coach of the year.
Murphy, a Winnipeg native, died Feb, 18, 2012 at the age of 79.
“The Cal Murphy statue will honour one of the most iconic and successful figures in the great history of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian Football League,” Winnipeg president/CEO Wade Miller said in a statement.”
Murphy was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2004.