Cornell Champion?

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Football_League

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.

:D Glad to be of service,and how as I see that you just joined up on Monday and are a new poster may I be the first to welcome you aboard :D I'm guessing that you are an American fan of the league which is great as we have quite a few of ya's that already post in these forums,posters such as Challenger,Steve,Paege,Paulo just to name a few :cowboy: Just curious but do you have a fav team that you cheer for ? or are you just a fan of the league in general ? p.s if you are looking for a team to back and cheer for may I suggest the Ti-Cats :rockin: that is if your not a fan already :rockin: Cheers !!!! and once again welcome aboard.....OSKI-WEE-WEE !!!! GO CATS GO !!!!

If you look at the obituary, he did have a Canadian connection, his wife is from Ontario