Norm Masters

It is not unusual for players today to come to the CFL after spending a number of years in the NFL for a fresh start.  With Norm Masters, it was the other way around.  Masters was an offensive tackle who played at Michigan State and then played one year in the CFL with the BC Lions in 1956.  Masters then went back to the U.S. and played eight seasons (1957-64) with the Green Bay Packers.  Pressed into action when injuries stuck, Masters was a more than capable starter, but was generally the sixth man on the Packer offensive line.  One of the tackles he played behind was All-Pro Forest Gregg who would later go on to coach the Toronto Argonauts.  Another CFL connection to Norm Master's biography is that he was originally the property of the Detroit Lions, and traded to Green Bay before the 1957 season in a multi-player deal that sent former Argo quarterback Tobin Rote to Detroit. Masters won to NFL championships with the Packers in 1961 and 1962.  Norm Masters passed away at age 77 on April 19, 2011.

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Norm Masters Joins Lions - June 14, 1957

Masters Part of Tobin Rote Deal - August 14, 1957


GP and Fumble Returns
Year Team GP FR Yds Avg TD Long OFR
1956 BC
2 0 0 0 0 0

Games Played stats were not kept in the West until 1964.


Year Team Rec Yds Avg TD Long
1956 BC 1 17 17 0 17



Norm Masters

Norm Masters