James Worden

RIP James. Also, nice to see the American media put right in the headline 'Canadian Football Hall of Famer'. :thup:

James F. Worden, Canadian Football Hall of Famer

James F. Worden, a 64-year-old Huntington Township resident, who died of a heart attack Feb. 25, was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

As a tight end with the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1964-69, Worden scored his team's first touchdown in its victorious 1966 Grey Cup game for the Canadian professional football championship. He logged 28 receptions that season and won CFL All-Star honors.

After six seasons in Saskatchewan, the Lorain native retired from football and returned to Lorain County. He taught at Columbia High School in Columbia Township and worked on highway construction projects as a member of Laborers Union Local 758 in Lorain. He retired in 1998.

His late father, also named James, played for the Cleveland Rams in 1945. Worden graduated from Clearview High School in Sheffield Township and Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel of Lorain handled arrangements.

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That's sad news. He was a good one.