Don Warrington (Canadian football)
Don Warrington (June 7, 1948 – December 4, 1980) was a running back who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos. In his career, Warrington was a part of four Grey Cup championship teams. He was nicknamed "Jeep".
|Born:||June 7, 1948|
Burnaby, British Columbia
|Died:||December 4, 1980 (aged 32)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|CFL draft||1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 31|
|Drafted by||BC Lions|
|Career highlights and awards|
He suffered fatal injuries in a car accident, which occurred near Sherwood Park, Alberta, on December 2, 1980, nine days after appearing in the Edmonton Eskimos third (of five) consecutive Grey Cups that year. Warrington died two days later at University Hospital in Edmonton. In his memory, the Eskimos wore a patch with 'EE 21' in a circle on their jersey sleeves the following season; the team would win its fourth straight Grey Cup that year.