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
Organizations
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