Slater Zaleski

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Slater Zaleski
Born:(1966-01-15)January 15, 1966
Edmonton, Alberta
Died: June 27, 1993(1993-06-27) (aged 27)
Alberta, Canada
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) WR/SB
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career history
As player
1988 Edmonton Eskimos
1989 Toronto Argonauts
1989 1990 Saskatchewan Roughriders

Joseph Slater Zaleski (January 15, 1966 – June 27, 1993) was a Canadian football player who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, and Saskatchewan Roughriders. The son of Joe Zaleski, he played football for the Edmonton Huskies prior to his CFL career. [1] In 1992, he was studying geography at the University of Alberta. [2] He died suddenly at the age of 27 in 1993. [3]

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References

  1. http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=zalessla001&recsort=2
  2. Zaleski happy as Bear after brief stint in CFL: [Final Edition] RAY TURCHANSKY Journal Staff Writer. Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 09 Oct 1992: F6.
  3. Zaleski's death stuns his family: [Final Edition] Stories by NORM COWLEY Journal Football Writer. Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 29 June 1993: D3.