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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".[1]

Don Warrington
No. 21
Born:(1948-06-07)June 7, 1948
Burnaby, British Columbia
Died:December 4, 1980(1980-12-04) (aged 32)
Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)RB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
CollegeSimon Fraser
CFL draft1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 31
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
1970BC Lions*
19711980Edmonton Eskimos
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.

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SourcesEdit

  • Soutar, Ted. "Don Warrington". CFL Legends. CFL.ca.