Winnipeg Blue Bombers legend Ken Ploen will be the second player to be inducted into the Ring of Honour Thursday night.
“This is really a tribute to the team we had back then,” said Ploen, who joined the team in 1857.
“And we had a great team because it was a team in the purest sense of the word. It was full of good Canadians and Americans and we got along great together and played well together. I’m very humbled about it.”
The Blue Bombers recently unveiled the Ring of Honour, paying homage to former football club greats at each home game this season.
Ploen was a part of the Bombers’ first dynasty, helping lead the team to Grey Cup victories in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962 and his overtime TD run in the 1961 championship.
Fans can select the next eight additions to the Ring of Honour through the Bombers Fan Zone. Each following year, one more alumni will be added to the Blue Bombers Ring of Honour.