Western Ontario '64

Dick Suderman

Grey's Cup Trophy Namesake

Dick Suderman was initiated into the Ontario Beta Chapter in 1962, graduated in 1964 and played six years in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Ontario Beta Chapter was installed in 1962 and Suderman was a member of the chapter’s first Phikeia class. Brother Suderman played for the University of Western Ontario Mustangs from 1962-1964 as a defensive end before graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration. He was then drafted in 1964 by the Calgary Stampeders.

Brother Suderman played eight seasons with Calgary, making it to the championship game in 1968 and 1970, before finally winning the Grey Cup in 1971 where he was awarded the Most Valuable Canadian award. Suderman was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos during the 1972 season. The day after his first game with Edmonton, Brother Suderman collapsed and was hospitalized, eventually passing away due to a brain hemorrhage.

During the 1972 season, the CFL renamed the Grey Cup’s Most Valuable Canadian Award, the Dick Suderman Trophy in his name.