Ed Nickla

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Ed Nickla
Born: (1933-08-11) August 11, 1933 (age 86)
New York City, New York
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) DT/LB
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
College
NFL draft 1955 / Round: 14 / Pick: 167
Drafted by Chicago Bears [1]
Career history
As player
19591959 Chicago Bears
19611964 Montreal Alouettes
19641964 Toronto Argonauts
CFL East All-Star 1962,1963

Ed Nickla was a Canadian Football League player as a linebacker and defensive tackle. [2] [3] [4] He became a 2-time east division All-Star for the Montreal Alouettes in 1962 and 1963.

After playing football at the University of Tennessee in 1951 and 1952, the US Air Force in 1953-1956 at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington D.C., and the University of Maryland in 1957 and 1958, Ed Nickla joined the Chicago Bears in 1959, though drafted by them back in 1955. Nickla played only one season with Chicago in 1959. After sitting out the entire 1960 season, Nickla joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1961 as an inside linebacker, a defensive tackle, and a middle guard. Nickla was voted as an East All-Star in 1962 at inside linebacker and in 1963 at defensive tackle. In 1962, he intercepted four passes. However, he was released by the Alouettes after playing only two games in 1964 for being too slow. Though picked up by the Toronto Argonauts for eight more games that same year, he never played another season.

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