Ezzrett Anderson

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Ezzertt Anderson
Date of birth: (1920-02-10) February 10, 1920 (age 94)
Place of birth: Nashville, Arkansas, USA
Career information
Position(s): End, Defensive back
College: Kentucky State
Organizations
As player:
1947
1948-1954
Los Angeles Dons
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1949
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Ezzrett "Sugarfoot" Anderson (born February 10, 1920) is a former all-star Canadian Football League player.

Biography[edit]

Anderson graduated from Kentucky State and turned pro in 1945 and 1946 with the Hollywood Bears in the Pacific Coast Football League (along with future CFL opponent Chuck Anderson).[1] After playing with the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference in 1947, catching 11 passes for 126 yards and scoring one touchdown, he began a 6-year stay with the Calgary Stampeders. As a Stamp he caught 116 passes for 1576 yards and made 5 TDs, with his best year being 1950, when he caught 46 passes for 673 yards. He retired in 1954.[2]

Following in the footsteps of Herb Trawick, he was among the first African-American players in the CFL. In 1990 he was inducted into the Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not Only the Ball Was Brown: BLACK PLAYERS IN MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL, 1933-46 by Bob Gill and Tod Maher, THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 11, No. 5 (1989)
  2. ^ [1] CFLAPEDIA entry - Ezzert Anderson
  3. ^ "Stamps Add to Wall of Fame". Calgary Stampeder Football Club. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 

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