Lloyd Reese
Born:(1920-07-17)July 17, 1920
New Philadelphia, Ohio, U.S.
Died:October 28, 1981(1981-10-28) (aged 61)
Dover, Ohio, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Fullback, Guard
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Career history
As player
1946Chicago Bears
1948–49Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1948
Honors1949 - Grey Cup Champion

Lloyd "Bronco" Reese (July 17, 1920 – October 28, 1981) was an all-star and Grey Cup champion in the Canadian Football League and a National Football League champion. He was primarily a fullback but also starred on the offensive line.

A graduate of University of Tennessee, Reese joined the Chicago Bears for their 1946 championship season, playing 3 games and rushing 18 times for 84 yards.

In 1948, he joined the Montreal Alouettes where his 251-pound frame made him the biggest fullback in Canadian pro football.[1][2] Playing a full 12 game season he was selected as an All-Star at guard.[3] In 1949, he played another full sked, helping the Larks to their first ever Grey Cup championship.[4]

Reese died on October 28, 1981 in Dover, Ohio.[5]


  1. ^ Lark's Import List Now Numbers Nine, The Montreal Gazette, August 13, 1948
  2. ^ Bronco's quite a man, The Leader Post, October 7, 1948
  3. ^ [1] CFLAPEDIA entry: Lloyd Reese
  4. ^ Unfortunately, Reese did not get to play in the Grey Cup game. Though he played a full season and was "outstanding" in the playoffs, Canadian Rugby Union rules restricted the Alouettes to 5 import players, not the usual 7 under the Big Four rules. Both he and Chuck Anderson were forced to watch the game from the sidelines. See: Import Rule puts Bronco Reese, Chuck Anderson out of Football Playoffs by Vern DeGeer, The Montreal Gazette, November 15, 1949
  5. ^ "Lloyd Reese". pro-football-reference. Retrieved October 15, 2013.