Slotback Earl Winfield headlines 2013 Canadian Football Hall of Fame class

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

HAMILTON - He was a double-threat, a player capable of turning a short completion into a huge play or burning the opposition on special teams.

On Thursday, Earl Winfield received the highest individual honour a football player in this country can as the former Hamilton Tiger-Cats star headlined the 2013 class named for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Also selected as players were offensive linemen Dan Ferrone and Miles Gorrell and receiver Brian Fryer while former official John (Jake) Ireland and long-time CIS coach Don Loney (posthumously) will go in the builder's category.

The official induction ceremony will be held in Edmonton later this year with the new inductees boosting the Hall of Fame's membership to 264.