John LaGrone

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John LaGrone
Date of birth: (1944-11-04) November 4, 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth: 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
As player:
1967-1974 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 at the Wayback Machine (archived April 3, 2007).
  3. ^ Retro: Eskimo Great John LaGrone. 02/07/2009