Howard Waugh

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Howard Waugh
Date of birth February 24, 1931
Place of birth Grenada, Mississippi
Date of death November 27, 2009
Place of death Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College University of Tulsa
Career history
As player
1954 & 57 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 1954
Awards 1954 - Eddie James Memorial Trophy

Howard Waugh was an all-star and record setting halfback who played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with the Calgary Stampeders.[1]

A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Waugh joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1954.[2] He made Canadian football history when he became the first player to officially rush for more than 1000 yards in a season (1043).[3] His promising all-star career was interrupted with two years of military service.[4] Waugh returned to the Stamps for one final season, rushing for 499 yards in 1957.[5]

Waugh later worked with IBM and had a long career in house construction, his most passionate and rewarding career as construction supervisor for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.[6] He died November 27, 2009, age 78, survived by his wife and many children and grand-children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FANBASE entry : Howard Waugh
  2. ^ Calgary Stampeders All-Time Roster
  3. ^ Howard Waugh Sets Record for Total Yardage Gained Edmonton Journal, October 30, 1954
  4. ^ Eskie Ace Nears Record The Leader-Post, October 14, 1955
  5. ^ Waugh, Hess Join Stamps Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 6, 1957
  6. ^ Tulsaworld obituary: Howard B. Waugh