Buddy Leake
Date of birth: (1933-05-25)May 25, 1933
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Date of death: February 18, 2014(2014-02-18) (aged 80)
Place of death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): RB/QB/K
College: Oklahoma
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1956 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy

John E. "Buddy" Leake, Jr. (May 25, 1933 – February 18, 2014) was an American quarterback and kicker with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League.[1][2]

Leake was a star player with the Oklahoma Sooners.[3] He played in Canada with the Blue Bombers for 3 seasons, his best being 1956, when he scored 103 points (10 touchdowns, 30 converts, 4 field goals, 1 single) and won the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy.[4]

After leaving football, Leake raised his 8 children with his wife, Carolyn in Memphis, Tennessee before eventually moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1979. On February 18, 2014, Leake died at the age of 80 in Oklahoma City.[2][5]


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