Ted Urness
Date of birth: 1939 (age 80–81)
Place of birth: Regina, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): C
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
College: Arizona
 As player:
1961-1970 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
CFL West All-Star: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Awards: 1968 - Runner up: CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award
Honors: Champion - 54th Grey Cup
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1989

Harold Edward "Ted" Urness (born 1939 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a former offensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1961-1970.

CFL careerEdit

Urness played in three Grey Cups for the Roughriders, winning one in 1966, the 54th Grey Cup against the Ottawa Rough Riders, losing two, the 55th Grey Cup of 1967 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the 57th Grey Cup of 1969 against Ottawa again. Except for his rookie year, he and the Rough Riders never missed the playoffs. Urness was an All-Star center six years in a row and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.[1]

Post-football careerEdit

After football, Ted served as the Chairman for the Saskatchewan Liquor Control Board, and long serving General Manager for Redhead Equipment in Saskatoon. Currently retired, he now resides in Rose Valley, SK with his wife, Joey Urness.[2]


CFL Hall of Famer

Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western finals in its entirety, his last game


  1. CFL HOF.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
  2. The 1966 Roughriders.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
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