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Jack Harper
Personal information
Date of birth: 1927
Place of birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
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John "Jack" Harper is a former Grey Cup champion and All-Star Canadian Football League player. He was an halfback.

Harper started out with the Hamilton Tigers of the Ontario Rugby Football Union and had an All-Star season in 1948, leading his union in scoring with 60 points and tying Virgil Wagner for the national title. The Montreal Alouettes signed him, and fellow All-Star quarterback Frank Filchock, away from Hamilton in 1949[1] and these two stars were at the heart of the Als first ever Grey Cup victory that season.[2] After 3 more seasons in Montreal, Harper played with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for two seasons, and finished his career with 6 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 1955.


  1. Say Filchock Gets $20,000 For 2 Seasons Ottawa Citizen, February 16, 1949
  2. Montreal Alouettes Pack Power, Passing, Speed Ottawa Citizen, November 23, 1949