Hec Crighton

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Hec Crighton
Born:(1900-04-02)April 2, 1900
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 17, 1967(1967-04-17) (aged 67)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) Head Coach
Career stats

Hector Naismith Crighton (April 2, 1900 – April 17, 1967) was a Canadian football coach. He coached 35 seasons of high school Canadian football, and he also rewrote the rule book in 1952. [1] He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1986. The Hec Crighton Trophy, given each year to the outstanding CIS football player, is named after him. [2]

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References

  1. Hector Naismith Crighton: Rewrote CRU rule book in 1952 The Globe and Mail (1936-Current); Apr 20, 1967; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail pg. 26
  2. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hec-crighton/