Ed Harrington

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Ed Harrington
Born:(1941-02-08)February 8, 1941
Speer, Oklahoma
Died:November 26, 2011(2011-11-26) (aged 70)
Field, Ontario
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) DE
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
College Langston
Career history
As player
19631965 Toronto Argonauts
19671971 Toronto Argonauts
1974 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1968, 1969, 1970
CFL East All-Star 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970

Ed Harrington (February 8, 1941 – November 26, 2011) was a star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. [1]

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Harrington played college football at Langston University and later with the Toronto Rifles of the Continental Football League. He had a 10-year career in the Canadian Football League from 1963 to 1974 for the Toronto Argonauts. He was a CFL All-Star three times. His name was put in the All-time Argos on September 19, 2010. [2]

Personal

During his career, Harrington worked with various community organization in Toronto including Physical Director of the Toronto YMCA. [3] After football, he worked at the Ontario Ombudsman Office (1974–1986), patient advocate at psychiatric hospitals in Whitby and North Bay. [4]

Harrington died in Field, Ontario of cancer and survived by wife Terryl.

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References

  1. Lankhof, Bill (2011-11-18). "Ex-Argo Harrington, 70, dies | Football | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  2. Simmons, Steve (2010-09-17). "Argos to honour Ed Harrington | Columnists | Opinion". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2010-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2010-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)