Rick Black

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Rick Black
Date of birth 1943
Place of birth Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) Fullback / Punter
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College Mount Allison University
Career history
As player
1963–1968 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards 1963 - Gruen Trophy
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1968

Rick Black is a former award-winning Fullback and Grey Cup Champion in the Canadian Football League

A graduate of Mount Allison University, Black joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1963. He was the starting punter during his rookie season (79 punts for a 36.9 yard average)[1] and on the strength of his kicking won the Gruen Trophy as best rookie in the East (this at a time when only Canadians were eligible for the award.) He later developed into a reliable reserve fullback, his best year being 1965 when he rushed for 480 yards.[2] In total, he rushed for 1309 yards, caught 28 passes and scored 12 touchdowns. In his final season the Riders were Grey Cup champions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1963 CFL Record Book
  2. ^ 1965 CFL Record Book