Famous Male Canadian Football Players

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List of famous male canadian football players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male canadian football players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being canadian football players. There are thousand of males working as canadian football players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic canadian football players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a canadian football player then the people below should give you inspiration.

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Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Canadian Football Players
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Joseph Robert Kapp (born March 19, 1938) is an American former football player, coach, and executive. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley. Kapp played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions and then in the National Football League (NFL) with the Minnesota Vikings and the Boston Patriots. Kapp returned to his alma mater to serve as head coach of the California Golden Bears from 1982 to 1986. He was the general manager and president of the BC Lions in 1990. Kapp is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Lions Wall of Fame, the College ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Santa Fe, USA, New Mexico

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Joe Krol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Canadian Football Players
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Joseph "King" Krol (February 20, 1919 – December 16, 2008) was a Canadian football quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to 1953 and 1955. Considered as possibly the most versatile player in Canadian football history as a triple-threat to pass, run, and kick, he was one of Canada's greatest athletes and also famously known as a "Gold Dust Twin" for his teamwork with Royal Copeland. Joe Krol was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. After suffering from a fall in his apartment, Krol died in a Toronto hospital on December 16, 2008. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

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Johnny Bright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Canadian Football Players
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Johnny D. Bright (June 11, 1930 – December 14, 1983) was a professional Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Drake University. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame, the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame, the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, and the Des Moines Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame. In 1951, Bright was named a First Team College Football All-American, and was awarded the Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Sportsmanship Award. In 1969, Bright was named Drake University's greatest football player of all time. Bright is the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Ben Cahoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Canadian Football Players
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Ben Cahoon (born July 16, 1972) is a former professional Canadian football slotback who spent his entire career with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He won the award for the Most Outstanding Canadian in the CFL two years in a row in 2002 and 2003. At the time of his retirement after the 2010 season, Cahoon ranked sixth overall in career receiving yards with 13,301 yards and the all-time leader overall in pass receptions with 1,017. He is also the all-time leading receiver in Grey Cup history with 46 receptions and 658 receiving yards. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Orem, Utah

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