Tom Towns

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Tom Towns
Born: (1953-03-17) March 17, 1953 (age 67)
Rosetown, Saskatchewan
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
University Alberta
Career history
As player
19751984 Edmonton Eskimos
1985 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1980

Tom Towns (March 17, 1953) was a star linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. [1]

Towns played his university football with the University of Alberta Golden Bears. In 1972 he was on the starting lineup in the Vanier Cup Championship team. In 1973 he played on offense and defense for the Golden Bears, and was named as a Canada West All Star in 1973 and 1974. He was also selected to the All Canadian CIAU Team.

He began a ten-year career with the Eskimos on 1975. During this time, he was paired with Danny Kepley and Dale Potter for eight years, forming a linebacking unit that would lead Edmonton to 7 Grey Cups and 6 Grey Cup victories. Towns was an all star in 1980. He would finish his career in 1985, after being traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders.

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References

  1. "Riders Learn To Bear Bad News". Vancouver Sun . July 17, 1979. p. C3. Retrieved 7 May 2011.