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Charlie Shepard
Date of birth: July 11, 1933
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Date of death: July 23, 2009(2009-07-23) (aged 76)
Place of death: Plano, Texas
Career information
Position(s): RB
Organizations
CFL West All-Star: 1959
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
Military service
Awards: 1959 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

Charlie Shepard was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion running back in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1957 to 1962.[1]

A graduate of North Texas State University, Shepard played with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1956, rushing for 91 yards in 12 games.[2] He next joined the Blue Bombers in 1957 for an all-star 6-year stay. He would play in the Grey Cup championship game 5 of those years, winning 4 times. His best season was 1959, when he rushed for 1076 yards, was an all-star and was Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (rushing for 247 yards).[3][4] He rushed for 3768 yards with the Bombers and was an excellent punter, never averaging less than 43.1 yards per punt in a season.

He has since been inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame, in 1992,[5] and the North Texas State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.[6] Charlie Shepard died July 23, 2009, age 76.[7]

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