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Ezzertt Anderson
Date of birth: (1920-02-10) February 10, 1920 (age 100)
Place of birth: Nashville, Arkansas, USA
Career information
Position(s): End, Defensive back
College: Kentucky State
Organizations
 As player:
1947
1948-1954
Los Angeles Dons
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1949
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Ezzrett "Sugarfoot" Anderson (born February 10, 1920) is a former all-star Canadian Football League player.

BiographyEdit

Anderson graduated from Kentucky State and turned pro in 1945 and 1946 with the Hollywood Bears in the Pacific Coast Football League (along with future CFL opponente Chuck Anderson.)[1] After playing with the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference (in 1947,) where he caught 11 passes for 126 yards and 1 TD, he began a 6 year stay with the Calgary Stampeders. As a Stamp he caught 116 passes for 1576 yards and 5 TDs, with his best year being 1950, when he caught 46 passes for 673 yards. He retired in 1954.[2]

Following in the footsteps of Herb Trawick, he was among the first African-American players in the CFL. In 1990 he was inducted into the Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Not Only the Ball Was Brown: BLACK PLAYERS IN MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL, 1933-46 by Bob Gill and Tod Maher, THE COFFIN CORNER: Vol. 11, No. 5 (1989)
  2. [1] CFLAPEDIA entry - Ezzert Anderson
  3. "Stamps Add to Wall of Fame". Calgary Stampeder Football Club. http://www.stampeders.com/news_blogs/news/?id=2516. Retrieved 8 June 2009.

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