American Football Database
Jim Corrigall
No. 79     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-05-07) May 7, 1946 (age 75)
Place of birth: Barrie, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Jim Corrigall (born May 7, 1946 in Barrie, Ontario) is a former all-star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League.

High school and college

Corrigall played football in high school at Scollard Hall, a private boy's school in North Bay, Ontario. He played his college football at Kent State University. During his outstanding university career, Corrigall was selected Most Valuable Sophomore, Best Defensive Lineman, Most Inspirational Player and he was the first Kent State player to be selected to the first team All-Mid-American Conference for three consecutive years. His jersey number 79 was retired by Kent State when he graduated.


Though drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL, (2nd round, 33rd overall) Corrigall came home to play an 11 year career with the Toronto Argonauts (from 1970 to 1981,) including 148 regular season and 5 playoff games. He won the Gruen Trophy as outstanding rookie in the CFL East, would be named an all star 7 times (All Canadian 4 times) and in 1975 he won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.

Jim Corrigall was honoured as an "All-Time Argo" in 1997 for his contributions to the Argonaut team and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1990.


In 1994, Corrigall returned to his alma mater Kent State University as head football coach. The program had been struggling for years when he arrived and had just come off a winless 0-11 season in 1993. Although some progress was made, the Golden Flashes best season under Corrigall, a 3-8 season, proved to be his last in 1997. At that time, the three wins in 1997 were the most wins for Kent State since 1988. Corrigall had an overall record of 8-35-1 in four seasons. [1]


Jim Corrigall lives near Kent, Ohio. In 2009, he served as the RB coach for NCAA Div. III Mount Union Purple Raiders.


CFL Hall of Famer