Rick Black
Date of birth: 1943
Place of birth: Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): Fullback / Punter
College: Mount Allison University
 As player:
1963-68 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1963 - Gruen Trophy
Honors: Grey Cup champion - 1968

Rick Black is a former award winning Fullback and Grey Cup Champion in the Canadian Football League

A graduate of Mount Allison University, Black joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1963. He was the starting punter during his rookie season (79 punts for a 36.9 yard average)[1] and on the strength of his kicking won the Gruen Trophy as best rookie in the East (this at a time when only Canadians were eligible for the award.) He later developed into a reliable reserve fullback, his best year being 1965 when he rushed for 480 yards.[2] In total, he rushed for 1309 yards, caught 28 passes and scored 12 touchdowns. In his final season the Riders were Grey Cup champions.


  1. 1963 CFL Record Book
  2. 1965 CFL Record Book
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