Jack Harper (Canadian football)

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Jack Harper
Date of birth 1927
Place of birth Hamilton, Ontario
Date of death Deceased
Career information
Position(s) HB
Career history
As player
1948 Hamilton Tigers
1949–52 Montreal Alouettes
1953–54 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1955 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1948
Honors 1949 - Grey Cup Champion

John "Jack" Harper was a Grey Cup champion and All-Star Canadian Football League player. He was an halfback.

Harper started out with the Hamilton Tigers of the Ontario Rugby Football Union and had an All-Star season in 1948, leading his union in scoring with 60 points and tying Virgil Wagner for the national title. The Montreal Alouettes signed him, and fellow All-Star quarterback Frank Filchock, away from Hamilton in 1949[1] and these two stars were at the heart of the Als first ever Grey Cup victory that season.[2] After 3 more seasons in Montreal, Harper played with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two seasons, and finished his career with 6 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 1955.


  1. ^ Say Filchock Gets $20,000 For 2 Seasons Ottawa Citizen, February 16, 1949
  2. ^ Montreal Alouettes Pack Power, Passing, Speed Ottawa Citizen, November 23, 1949