Avatus Stone

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Avatus Stone
Date of birth: (1931-04-21)April 21, 1931
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Date of death: November 2, 2000(2000-11-02) (aged 69)
Place of death: Fairfax, Virginia
Career information
Position(s): Running back
Punter
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 9 / Pick 100
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
Organizations
As player:
1953-1956
1957
1958
Ottawa Rough Riders
Montreal Alouettes
Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1955 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Honors: CFL All-Star : 1953, 55
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Avatus Stone was born on April 21, 1931 in Washington, D.C. and died on November 2, 2000 in Fairfax, Virginia.

After playing his college football at Syracuse University, Stone was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League in 1953, but played professionally in Canada with the Ottawa Rough Riders (from 1953 to 1956.) His best year was playing tailback in 1955 when he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as best player in the East. He played 7 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 1957, and finished his career in 1958 with the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, playing one game, and punting once for 28 yards.

Avatus Stone died of cancer on November 2, 2000. He is survived by his wife Sara Stone, daughter Ava, and his son Avatus.