Jim Chambers

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Jim Chambers
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Chambers in 1954
Nickname(s)"Jimbo"
Born:(1927-03-16)March 16, 1927
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died:December 31, 1997(1997-12-31) (aged 70)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) HB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight197 lb (89 kg)
College none - Westmount Warriors
Career history
As player
19511953 Edmonton Eskimos
1954 BC Lions
Awards1951 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Jim Chambers (March 16, 1927 – December 31, 1997) was an award winning halfback who played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union.

A native of Montreal, and a graduate of the Westmount Warriors junior program, Chambers won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for Canadian rookie of the year in the west by rushing for 513 yards and an amazing 9.9 yard average for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1951 (coupled with team mate and all-star Normie Kwong). [1]

He played 3 seasons for the Eskimos, [2] rushing for 921 yards and catching 38 passes, but when all-star Rollie Miles joined the team he saw little playing time. He finished his career with the 1954 inaugural BC Lions team, playing 5 games, rushing for 27 yards and catching 4 passes. [3] He died on December 31, 1997 in Toronto, Ontario. [4]

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References

  1. CFLAPEDIA entry: Jim Chambers
  2. "Edmonton Eskimos Honour Roll". Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
  3. BC Lions Media Guide - 1998
  4. "Football Plus". The Gazette. January 11, 1998. p. 14. Retrieved August 26, 2019.