|Born:||April 20, 1920|
|Died:|| May 1, 2004 84) (aged|
Burnaby, British Columbia
|1942||Winnipeg RCAF Bombers|
|1943||Regina All Services All-Stars|
|1945–1947||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1941, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50 ,51|
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.
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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).
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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