Jim Germany

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Jim Germany
Date of birth: (1953-02-02) February 2, 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth: New Waverly, Texas
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): RB
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Drafted by: St. Louis Cardinals
Organizations
As player:
1977-1983 Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1981
CFL West All-Star: 1981
Awards: 1979 Eddie James Memorial Trophy
Records:

Eskimos Records

  • Most Rushing Touchdowns – Season (18) - 1981
  • Most Rushing Touchdowns – Game (4) - August 1, 1981

Jim Germany (born February 2, 1953), was a star running back in the Canadian Football League.[1]

He played his college football at New Mexico State University, where he inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1994. Drafted by the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals in 1975, in the 2nd round, 46th overall, he never played in the NFL and came to Canada.

His seven-year career with the Edmonton Eskimos, starting in 1977, saw him paired with Neil Lumsden and quarterbacks Warren Moon and Tom Wilkinson. Together they formed the backfield backbone of the Eskimos' 5 Grey Cup championship dynasty.[2] Germany rushed for 1000 yards 3 times, 1004 yards in 1977, 1324 yards in 1979, and 1019 yards in 1980, and he was an all star in 1981.[3] In 1981, he tied a CFL record with 18 rushing touchdowns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Germany OK for Sunday". The Montreal Gazette. 22 November 1977. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Edmonton Eskimos All-Time Roster
  3. ^ 1981 CFL Record Book