Mike Eben

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Mike Eben
Date of birth (1946-01-29) January 29, 1946 (age 71)
Place of birth Žatec, Czechoslovakia
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg)
University Toronto
CFL draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
19681969 Toronto Argonauts
1970 Edmonton Eskimos
19711977 Toronto Argonauts
1977 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1977 Ottawa Rough Riders
CFL East All-Star 1971, 1976
CFL West All-Star 1970
Awards Hec Crighton Trophy (1967)

Michael Eben (born January 29, 1946) is a former wide receiver who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Toronto Argonauts. Eben also played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos. Eben was initially drafted by the BC Lions in 1968 as the first overall draft pick in the CFL draft. Eben played college football at the University of Toronto and won the Hec Crighton Trophy in 1967 as the most outstanding Canadian university player. While playing professional football he earned his doctorate in German literature from the University of Toronto.

He taught at Upper Canada College for 22 years. Eben taught French at Sterling Hall School, an independent school in Toronto, Canada following his retirement from UCC. He now consults at various schools in the Toronto area. Married with two children, Eben has been doing voice over work and narration for radio and television for more than fifteen years. He has done numerous commercials, sports promotions and recently was a German translator on the 10 part series “The Greatest Tank Battles” featured on The History Channel.[1]

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  1. ^ [1] RETRO '70s PROFILE: MIKE EBEN