Date of birth: (1958-12-02) December 2, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth: United States Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
Position(s): Slotback
Wide receiver
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 7 / Pick 183
(By the Chicago Bears)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1988

Emanuel Tolbert (born December 2, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a slotback and wide receiver in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for eleven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Tolbert played college football for Southern Methodist University, where he was an All-American. He played professionally for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders and British Columbia Lions of the CFL, and played a key role in the Argonauts' 1983 Grey Cup victory by recovering a fumble on the game-winning drive.

Tolbert was tried for and convicted of rape and violating a minor in 2001. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the rape plus four years for the violation, to be served concurrently.[1]


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