Ken Charlton (Canadian football)

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Ken Charlton
Born:(1920-04-20)April 20, 1920
Regina, Saskatchewan
Died: May 1, 2004(2004-05-01) (aged 84)
Burnaby, British Columbia
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) RB
Career history
As player
1941 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1942 Winnipeg RCAF Bombers
1943 Regina All Services All-Stars
1945–1947 Ottawa Rough Riders
1948–1954 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1941, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50 ,51
Career stats

Kenneth Charlton (1920–2004) was a running back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, where he was elected in 1992. He was also named to the Roughriders Plaza of Honour and to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Running back position in American and Canadian football

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback, a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Canadian Football Hall of Fame Canadian football museum in Ontario, Canada.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Hamilton, Ontario, that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. It is maintained by the Canadian Football League (CFL). It includes displays about the CFL, Canadian university football and Canadian junior football history.

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