Eddie Emerson

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"Edward Emerson" redirects here. For the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson, see Edward Waldo Emerson.
Eddie Emerson
Date of birth: March 11, 1892
Place of birth: Cordele, Georgia
Date of death: January 27, 1970(1970-01-27) (aged 77)
Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): Fullback, Linebacker
Organizations
As administrator:
1930–1931
1947–1951
Ottawa Rough Riders
Ottawa Rough Riders
As player:
1912-1937 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career stats

Edward Kramer Emerson (March 11, 1892 in Cordele, Georgia – January 27, 1970 in Ottawa, Ontario) was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for twenty-two seasons for the Ottawa Rough Riders. Fondly known as the "Iron Man" of football, Emerson led his team to two Grey Cup wins, in 1925 and 1926. After retiring from the field, Emerson stayed with the Rough Riders as president of the football club from 1947-1951. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

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