Ed Harrington

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Ed Harrington
Date of birth: (1941-02-08)February 8, 1941
Place of birth: Speer, Oklahoma
Date of death: November 26, 2011(2011-11-26) (aged 70)
Place of death: Field, Ontario
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): DE
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
College: Langston
As player:
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1968, 1969, 1970
CFL East All-Star: 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970

Ed Harrington (February 8, 1941 – November 26, 2011) was a star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League.[1]

Harrington played college football at Langston University and later with the Toronto Rifles of the Continental Football League. He had a 10 year career in the Canadian Football League from 1963 to 1974 for the Toronto Argonauts. He was a CFL All-Star three times. His name was put in the All-time Argos on September 19, 2010.[2]


During his career, Harrington worked with various community organization in Toronto including Physical Director of the Toronto YMCA.[3] After football he worked at the Ontario Ombudsman Office (1974–1986), patient advocate at psychiatric hospitals in Whitby and North Bay.[4]

Harrington died in Field, Ontario of cancer and survived by wife Terryl.


  1. ^ Lankhof, Bill (2011-11-18). "Ex-Argo Harrington, 70, dies | Football | Sports". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ Simmons, Steve (2010-09-17). "Argos to honour Ed Harrington | Columnists | Opinion". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.argonauts.ca/article/harrington-to-be-named-ata
  4. ^ http://www.argonauts.ca/article/harrington-to-be-named-ata

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