Lloyd George (Truck) Langley

Lloyd Langley was guard / tackle who started his senior (as it was callen then) football career with Toronto Balmy Beach of the ORFU in 1939. Langley moved up to play two seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the IRFU / Big Four in 1940 and 1941 (the IRFU would become the East division of the modern CFL). Langley joined the Canadian Air force during Worl War II, but still played two more years of senior football as the IRFU suspended play and numerous military teams wree formed, mainly playing in the ORFU. Langley won a Grey Cup in 1942 with the Toronto RCAF Hurricanes coached by Lew Heyman.

Langley was killed in action overseas before the war ended, one of seven players who perished in action from the 1942 Grey Cup winning team. [Engraved on a Nation: The Photograph. TSN]..

Truck Langley Missing in Action - October 21, 1944

Toronto RCAF Hurricanes Win Grey Cup - December 7, 1942

Seven Players to be Honoured at Game - November 26, 1945


Year Team GP
1939 TBB
1940 OTT
1941 OTT
1942 TRH
1943 TRH