|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1943|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2008|
Mike Blum-He was a Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. He played five seasons for the Toronto Argonauts between 1968 and 1974, and in 1972 earned a Grey Cup ring with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Toronto on December 15, 2008
Mike Blum, who played for three CFL teams and earned a Grey Cup ring with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has died. He was 65.
The Toronto Argonauts, one of the teams Blum played for, made the announcement Thursday, saying the former linebacker passed away earlier this week. No cause of death was available.
The Ottawa native is the second former Argos player to die this week. Joe (King) Krol, who won five Grey Cups with Toronto and another with Hamilton in the 1940s and '50s, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 89.
Blum began his CFL career with Ottawa in 1964 and remained there through the '67 season. He played in the '66 Grey Cup for the Riders and even had an interception against Saskatchewan quarterback Ron Lancaster, but it was overturned by a pass interference penalty.
Saskatchewan went on to win the game 29-14.
Blum then joined the Argos in 1968 and played three years with the club before being dealt to Hamilton for stellar offensive lineman Ellison Kelly. Blum spent two seasons with the Ticats – earning a Grey Cup ring in '72 – before returning to Toronto for the final two years of his CFL career.
After retiring from football, the Pickering, Ont., resident worked in the financial district.
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Record added: Dec 20, 2008
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