Howard Waugh

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Howard Waugh
Born:February 24, 1931
Grenada, Mississippi
Died:November 29, 2009(2009-11-29) (aged 78)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College Tulsa
NFL draft 1953 / Round: 6 / Pick: 72
Drafted by Los Angeles Rams [1]
Career history
As player
1954 & 57 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star1954
Awards1954 - Eddie James Memorial Trophy

Howard Waugh (February 24, 1931 – November 29, 2009) was an all-star and record setting halfback who played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with the Calgary Stampeders. [2]

A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Waugh joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1954. [3] He made Canadian football history when he became the first player to officially rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season (1043). [4] His promising all-star career was interrupted with two years of military service. [5] Waugh returned to the Stamps for one final season, rushing for 499 yards in 1957. [6]

Waugh later worked with IBM and had a long career in house construction, his most passionate and rewarding career as construction supervisor for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. [7] He died November 27, 2009, age 78, survived by his wife and many children and grandchildren.

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References

  1. "1953 Los Angeles Rams". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. "FANBASE entry : Howard Waugh". Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  3. Calgary Stampeders All-Time Roster Archived 2012-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Howard Waugh Sets Record for Total Yardage Gained Edmonton Journal, October 30, 1954
  5. Eskie Ace Nears Record The Leader-Post, October 14, 1955
  6. Waugh, Hess Join Stamps Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 6, 1957
  7. Tulsaworld obituary: Howard B. Waugh