John LaGrone

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John LaGrone
Born: (1944-11-04) November 4, 1944 (age 73)
Borger, Texas
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DT
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
College Southern Methodist
Career history
As player
19671974 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1968, 1969
CFL West All-Star 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973
Awards 1967 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1969 CFL Most Outstanding Lineman
Honors 1988 Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour[1]

John LaGrone (born November 4, 1944 in Borger, Texas) is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.


After playing college football at Southern Methodist University, where he was an All-American, LaGrone spent his entire 8-year CFL career from 1967 to 1974 as a defensive tackle. He was named a Western Conference All-Star 6 times, a CFL All-Star twice, and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 1969.

The Eskimos never won a Grey Cup during his time with them, losing twice under head coach Ray Jauch, the 61st Grey Cup of 1973 and the 62nd Grey Cup of 1974, to Ottawa and Montreal.


Since 1990, LaGrone has served as a judge[2] in Hutchinson County, Texas.[3]

Statistics and photo[edit]

Lagrone stats

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Edmonton Eskimos - Wall of Honour. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Hutchinson County, Texas". Archived from the original on April 3, 2007. Retrieved 2011-09-23.  .
  3. ^ Retro: Eskimo Great John LaGrone. 02/07/2009