CFL Hall of Fame Will Induct Five
Feb. 24, 1998
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) _ Four players _ including Edmonton Eskimos stars Dave Cutler and Tom Scott _ and one builder will be inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame this fall.
Other players to be honored are Joe Poplawski of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Larry Robinson of the Calgary Stampeders. The builder is longtime coach Bernard Custis.
Born in Philadelphia, Custis was a quarterback at Syracuse before playing briefly with the Cleveland Browns, then joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. He has been coaching Canadian football since the 1950s, teaching teams in the Canadian Junior Football League, college and the CIAU.
Cutler, one of the best placekickers in CFL history, and Scott, a slotback, helped the Eskimos win five straight Grey Cups from 1978 to 1982.
Scott, a native of Oakland, Calif., who starred at the University of Washington, was named the CFL's rookie of the year with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1974 before being traded to the Eskimos in 1978. He retired in 1985 with 649 receptions for 10,837 yards and 88 touchdowns.
All five will be inducted during a ceremony on Sept. 19.