Ron Forwick

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Ron Forwick
Date of birth (1943-10-05)October 5, 1943
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta
Date of death July 2, 2001(2001-07-02) (aged 57)
Place of death Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
CJFL Edmonton Huskies
Career history
As player
19651974 Edmonton Eskimos
1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL West All-Star 1970
Awards 1965 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Ron Forwick (October 5, 1943 - July 2, 2001) was an award winning and all-star defensive end who played in the Canadian Football League from 1965 to 1975.

Forwick jumped from the junior ranks, with the Edmonton Huskies, to his hometown Edmonton Eskimos in 1965, winning the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as top Canadian rookie in the west.[1] He was a stalwart on the Esk's defensive line during their lean years, being named an all-star in 1970.[2] Unfortunately he was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1975, his final season, this being the year the Eskimos finally won the Grey Cup.

Forwick died of cancer on July 2, 2001.[3] On September 25, 2002 the Edmonton Eskimo Football club announced the dedication of Forwick Field, adjacent to Husky House in Kinsman Park.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esks Own Top Tookie Calgary Herald, October 26, 1965
  2. ^ "#63 RON FORWICK, DE". soudogsports.net. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Jones, Terry. "RON FORWICK - The Edmonton kid who made good". EdmontonEskimoAlumni.com. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ron Forwick Field, Kinsmen Park, Edmonton, AB". ParkGrades.com. Retrieved 15 April 2012.