Does anyone know if a player named Cornell Champion from UCLA ever played in the CFL? Would have been in the mid-'60s. I found an all-time CFL roster online and his name was not on it, but these things are often incomplete. Thanks for any help.
He played for the Houston Texans in 1974 and played in the CFL, don't know what year or team. He died in 2009 attached is info in his death notice.[url=http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=123818512]http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfo ... =123818512[/url]
In which league did the Houston Texans play?
I know of the Houston Oilers in that era in the NFL and the current Houston Texans in the NFL, but no Houston Texans in the 1970s.
[b]In which league did the Houston Texans play?
I know of the Houston Oilers in that era in the NFL and the current Houston Texans in the NFL, but no Houston Texans in the 1970s.[/b]
The Houston Texans were one of the inaugural franchise in the now defunct World Football League.
interesting league with a 20 game season.
only lasted 1-1/2 years.
Thanks for all the info. So he did play in the CFL. That is what I'd heard. Is there another source that has historical CFL rosters?
Was he related to Tony in any way.
According to the The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia (2011 edition), which lists every player from 1946-2010, there was no Cornell Champion who ever played in the league. The only two Champions were Tony and Zac.
According to this link I found,he did play in the CFL....but where I think you are getting confused is that the CFL he played in was the C ontinental Football L eague. The CFL was a league that operated from 1965-69. If you scroll down on the link you will see Cornell Champion listed on the 1968 All-Star team as a kick returner,he played for the Orlando Panthers who won the league Championship that year. Hopefully this will answer your question about Champion and what CFL he did indeed play in. To the best of my knowledge he never played in our league,however. :cowboy:http://www.gnfafootball.org/continentalleague.htm
Just an interesting sidenote on the subject,it is interesting to note that the Continental Football League had franchises in both Toronto (Rifles) and Montreal (Beavers) thus most likely adding to the confusion from the OP. Ironically the Rifles folded when the CFL Argos signed away their Head Coach(Leo Cahill)QB(Tom Wilkinson)and RB (Joe Williams)in mid season of the 1967 season.
Here is the team wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Rifles
Here is an old newspaper clipping about the Montreal Beavers:[url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19660315&id=KO4tAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nZ8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6740,3325452]http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1 ... 40,3325452[/url]
Wow, thanks for this information. I can't thank you enough. I have always enjoyed the CFL and am proud that Condredge Holloway (Tennessee star) played in the league.
If you look at the obituary, he did have a Canadian connection, his wife is from Ontario