Lou Mogul

There were a number of first involved in the career of Lou Mogul.  Born in Winnipeg, Mogul attended St. John's Technical High School and then later on went to the States to play college ball at North Dakota Sate.  Mogul returned to Canada, and had a career that was spread over 18 years, from 1932 to 1949.  Eleven of those years (1932 to 1942) were with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and that makes Lou Mogol part of the first West team to win the Grey Cup.  Led by players like Fritz Hanson, the Bombers beat the Hamilton Tigers 18-12 in 1935.  Mogul won two more Grey Cups with Winnipeg in 1939 and 1941. In total, Mogul played in six Grey Cups*, losing three times (1937, 1938 and 1942) to match the victories. During the war, Mogul played for the Winnipeg United Services team in 1943, then didn't play in 1944 and 1945.

After the war, Mogul joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1946, their first season as a franchise.  After not playin 1947 and 1948, Mogul returned to play one more season, with Edmonton in 1949.

Mogul won two West All-Star selections, at Guard in 1937 and at Tackle in 1941 (there were no CFL All-Stars until 1962).  Mogul was also named to the MacLeans Magazine West All-Star team three times:  1935 (Guard), 1936 (Tackle) and 1937 (Guard).

After leaving football for good, Mogul moved to Regina in 1954 where he made a living selling stocks and bonds.  Lou Mogul passed away on January 4, 1966.

* The article below on his death says Mogul played in 7 Grey Cups which does not appear to be correct.  In 1943, the Winnipeg RCAF Bombers played in the Grey Cup. This team was an all-star team made up mainly of the Blue Bombers and other teams from a Winnipeg only leage as the WIFU has suspended play.  Mogul is not listed as playing with the RCAF Bombers in the Grey Cup. The 2011 CFL Facts and Figurs also does not list Mogul as playing in 7 Grey Cup.

Lou Mogol on fanbase.com

Lou Mogul Grid Star Dies at 56

Years Played
Year Team GP
1932 WPG
1933 WPG
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1942 WPG
1943 WUS  
1946 MON 10
1949 EDM 14