Ted Watkins

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Ted Watkins
Died:June 2, 1968 (aged 27)
Stockton, California
Career information
Position(s) WR
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
College Pacific
Career history
As player
1963 1966 Ottawa Rough Riders
1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1967)

Ted Watkins (1941 – June 2, 1968) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders. He won the Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1967. [1] He previously played college football at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

In the late 1960s, Watkins was active in the Black Power movement in Toronto. [2]

He was shot and killed in 1968 during an alleged liquor store holdup in Stockton, California, weeks before the beginning of the 1968 CFL season. [3]

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