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Defining Grit! Red Bombers of the late 70’s

July 2021  Defining Grit! Red Bombers of the late 70’s Above 1976: #22 RB Lewis Orr readies to take on SMU DE. Rod Bell thinks that’s him (r) missing the block leaving Orr to face the onslaught.  The Red Bomber teams of the late 1970’s stand out as a time when the football program at UNB was on the rise once again. The era produced 11 CFL draftees and moved…

Atlantic Football League 2009-2019

September 2019 Atlantic Football League 2009-2019 On November 19 1982, Richard Riley wrote an article in the Bunswickan entitled  “UNB Football Remembered: They Say Big Boys Don’t Cry”. Richard closed the  article with these words:  “The emotional aspect is what makes the game worthwhile. In the  tragic 33-32 loss to Acadia in 1979, big 6’3″ 230 lb. George West was  seen after the game behind the LBR with tears streaming…


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