Local, International, and Canadian success story, long standing, and durable. These are all words that can be used to describe Ian Sinclair’s football career
Ian was born in 1960 and moved to London in 1964. He attended Laurier Secondary School and won the City Championship in 1978. He also played in the annual Red Feather Games and played for the London Beefeaters in 1979. He then received a scholarship to the University of Miami in 1980.
Ian played College football at the University of Miami where he was starting centre for the 1983 national champions – this season concluded when the Hurricanes beat Nebraska in the January 1984 Orange Bowl. This was regarded as one of the most exciting national championship games ever. He also played in the 1981 Peach Bowl and the 1985 Fiesta Bowl. Additional College honours include in 1984 the UPI and AP honourable mention, All American, and Third team Playboy All American.
Ian was drafted 2nd overall by the Montreal Concorde of CFL in 1984. He was traded to the BC Lions in 1985, winning the grey cup in 1985 and again in 1994 He was also offensive team captain from 1989 to 1994. Ian was inducted into the BC Lions Wall of Fame in 2009.
Ian was one of the Lions longest serving centres – 11 years. He also played 180 CFL games missing only one game.
The London Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to name Ian Sinclair as a 2012 inductee