Larry Highbaugh

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Larry Highbaugh
No. 13
Born:(1949-01-14)January 14, 1949
Indianapolis, Indiana
Died:March 21, 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 68)
Snellville, Georgia
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)DB
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
CollegeIndiana
Career history
As player
19711972BC Lions
19721983Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1973, 1974, 1977
CFL West All-Star1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
Honors1996 – Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
RecordsEskimos Records
  • Longest Kick Return (118) – October 17, 1976
  • Longest Punt Return (116) – October 26, 1975
  • Most Interceptions – Career (66)
  • Most Interception Return Yards – Career (770)
  • Most Kick Return Touchdowns – Career (3)
Career stats

Larry Highbaugh (January 14, 1950 – March 21, 2017) was an American defensive back who played with the British Columbia Lions from 1971–1972 and the Edmonton Eskimos from 1972–1983 of the Canadian Football League.

He won six Grey Cup championships while with the Eskimos and was a three-time CFL All-Star.[1]

Highbaugh was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and in November, 2006, was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#38) of the league's modern era by Canadian television sports network TSN.

After his football career ended he taught at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia and died there at age 67.

His grandson, Tre Roberson, is a cornerback who plays for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Roberson was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.

Prior to entering the NFL, Roberson was a collegiate quarterback at Indiana University and Illinois State University. Roberson had a 3–4 win/loss ratio for his career as the starting quarterback at Indiana and a 23–5 ratio for Illinois State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Edmonton Eskimo star Larry Highbaugh dies". cbc.ca. Retrieved 22 March 2017.