Eddie Emerson

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Eddie Emerson
Born:March 11, 1892
Cordele, Georgia
Died:January 27, 1970(1970-01-27) (aged 77)
Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) Fullback, Linebacker
Career history
As administrator
1930–1931 Ottawa Rough Riders
1947–1951 Ottawa Rough Riders
As player
1912–1937 Ottawa Rough Riders
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Edward Kramer Emerson (March 11, 1892 – January 27, 1970) was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for twenty-two seasons for the Ottawa Rough Riders. Fondly known as the "Iron Man" of football, Emerson led his team to two Grey Cup wins, in 1925 and 1926. After retiring from the field, Emerson stayed with the Rough Riders as president of the football club from 1947-1951. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

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