Bud Marquardt graduated from North Dakota State University and joined the Winnipeg Football Club in 1935. During his seven campaigns here, he won three Grey Cups (1935, ’39 & ’41) and was chosen for the All-Star Team three times (1937, ’39 & ’40) at the end position. Known as a natural athlete, Marquardt was an extremely quick and reliable receiver who was noted for an important touchdown catch in the first Grey Cup won by a western team in 1935. He also played for the Winnipeg Toilers basketball team after that Hall of Fame club’s recovery from the tragic airplane crash in 1933.
Legendary Sportswriter Tony Allen named Marquardt to his All Time All-Star Team at the other end of the offensive line opposite fellow 2004 Honoured Member Jeff Nicklin. Bud Marquardt joined the Hudson’s Bay Company as a clerk when he came up from North Dakota to play for the football club. He stayed in his adopted community as a resident of Winnipeg and retired as an HBC Executive.