Ted Frechette

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Ted Frechette
Born: 1941 (age 7677)
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
University Alberta
Career history
As player
19621963 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards 1962 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Ted Frechette (born 1941) was a former award-winning defensive back who played with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League from 1962 to 1963. [1]

Defensive back position in American football and Canadian football

In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs (DBs) are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players and linebackers, who take positions directly behind or close to the line of scrimmage.

Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League team

The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Eskimos play their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest franchise in the CFL. The Eskimos were founded in 1949, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are arguably the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era, having won the league's Grey Cup championship fourteen times, second overall only to the Toronto Argonauts who have won seventeen. This includes a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2015.

Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.

A graduate of the University of Alberta, Frechette joined the Eskimos in 1962, and on the strength of his one interception and 13 punt returns for 110 yards, won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as top rookie in the west (when only Canadians were eligible for the award.) [2] He played one more season with the Eskimos, returning 2 punts.

University of Alberta university in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.

The Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy is a Canadian Football League award, given to the most outstanding Canadian player in the West Division. Each team nominates a player for this award, from which the winner is chosen. Either the winner of this trophy or the winner of the Lew Hayman Trophy will also win the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Canadian award.

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