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Name  Henry Janzen
Position(s)  DB
CFL status  National
Status  Retired

Date of birth  (1940-06-07) June 7, 1940 (age 75)
College  none - Weston Widcats (Jr.)

Place of birth  Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Henry Janzen (born June 7, 1940) is a former award winning and Grey Cup champion kick returner who played in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1959 to 1965.

A native of Winnipeg, Janzen joined his hometown Blue Bombers in 1959 and, with a league leading 499 punt return yards, was winner of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west. He would go on to play 7 seasons, intercepting 14 passes and winning an All-Star berth as a defensive back in 1965 (with 7 interceptions.) As a dependable Canadian back-up and kick returner, he was an indispensable part of three Grey Cup championships.

Janzen later became coach of the University of Manitoba football team, leading the Bisons to back-to-back national championships in 1969 and 70, the first time this was ever accomplished.


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