Jake Dunlap

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Jake Dunlap
Date of birth August 18, 1925
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario
Date of death October 17, 2010(2010-10-17) (aged 85)
Place of death Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) Tackle
Career history
As player
1944 Ottawa Trojans
1945–48 Ottawa Rough Riders
1949–50 Toronto Argonauts
1951 Ottawa Rough Riders
1952 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1953–54 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1953
Honors 1950, 1951 - Grey Cup champion

Jake Dunlap was a football player for the Toronto Argonauts of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union from 1949 to 1950, when he played 22 regular season and 3 playoff games. Dunlap is, perhaps, best remembered for blocking a kick that led to the only touchdown in the 38th Grey Cup game, popularly known as the "Mud Bowl". In all he played pro football for 11 seasons, and was selected as an All-Star in 1953.[1]

Dunlap later settled in his hometown, Ottawa, Ontario, and practiced law with his firm Dunlap Dunlap & McInenly. He died on October 17, 2010, in hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife, Dena, and is survived by his son John and his daughter Joanne. His brother Frank Dunlap was both a Canadian Football League and National Hockey League player.


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