#30 Jim "Dirty 30" Young

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#30 Jim "Dirty 30" Young

YOUNG, JIM, Elected as a Player, May 11, 1991. Played two years with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League before joining the B.C. Lions for his entire Canadian professional career, 197 games from 1967 to 1979. The Toronto Argonauts, who held his Canadian rights, traded him to B.C. in 1967 in exchange for Dick Fouts and Bill Symons. Young was B.C.'s nominee for the Schenley Most Outstanding Player Award in 1967, 1969, and 1972, and was their nominee for the Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1967 and then every year from 1969 to 1972, winning in 1970 and 1972. Spent from 1989 to 1992 working in the Lions' front office.


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1967 - 1979

197 games

Elected into the CFL Hall of Fame on June 30, 1979.

The legendary "Dirty 30" still possesses many of the team's career receiving records. He came to the Lions in 1967 from the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL in a trade for Joe Kapp. He went on to win the award for Most Outstanding Canadian twice 1970 and 1972 and was a Western Conference and All Canadian All-Star in 1968 and 1972. He gained a reputation for his hard nosed play, hence the nickname and forced defensive backs to watch out for him. His finest year was 1972 when he pulled in 63 passes for 1,362 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jim was as active off the field as on and has been involved in a variety of areas including media work. He served as Vice President of Business Operations for the team in 1991. Elected into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1991.

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What a career. Sad that he never won a grey cup or even played in one. Only one west final in 1977 and one to forget. The 1977 west semi will have been his only playoff victory in a game for the ages. Like Dick Shatto it seems he deserved better. :bawl:

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