John LaGrone

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John LaGrone
Born: (1944-11-04) November 4, 1944 (age 76)
Borger, Texas
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) DT
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
College Southern Methodist
Career history
As player
19671974 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1968, 1969
CFL West All-Star 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973
Awards1969 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1969 CFL Most Outstanding Lineman
Honors1988 Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour [1]

John LaGrone (born November 4, 1944 in Borger, Texas) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.

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CFL

After playing college football at Southern Methodist University, where he was an All-American, LaGrone spent his entire 8-year CFL career from 1967 to 1974 as a defensive tackle. He was named a Western Conference All-Star 6 times, a CFL All-Star twice, and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 1969.

The Eskimos never won a Grey Cup during his time with them, losing twice under head coach Ray Jauch, the 61st Grey Cup of 1973 and the 62nd Grey Cup of 1974, to Ottawa and Montreal respectively.

Post-football

Since 1990, LaGrone has served as a judge [2] in Hutchinson County, Texas. [3]

Statistics and photo

Lagrone stats

Further reading

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References

  1. Edmonton Eskimos - Wall of Honour Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine . Esks.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  2. "Welcome to Hutchinson County, Texas". Archived from the original on April 3, 2007. Retrieved 2011-09-23.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). hutchinson.tx.us
  3. Retro: Eskimo Great John LaGrone. mybirdie.ca. 02/07/2009