Date of birth: (1953-02-02)February 2, 1953
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Date of death: September 5, 2018(2018-09-05) (aged 65)
Place of death: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DB
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 11 / Pick: 267
Drafted by: San Diego Chargers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1982
Military service
Awards: Soka Sports award

Vincent James Phason[1] (February 2, 1953 – September 5, 2018) was an American professional football player who played as a defensive back who played from 1975-1985 in the Canadian Football League. He was a CFL All-Star in 1982. In 1975, Phason was drafted in the NFL by the San Diego Chargers out of the University of Arizona. His football career eventually took him to Canada and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. He also played for the BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Concordes. Phason was paralyzed from the chest down in a November 1998 automobile accident.[2] Seven months after being released from hospital Phason was back coaching high school football.[3] He died on September 5, 2018 at a hospital in Denver.[4]


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  2. Sinclair, Gordon (November 30, 2010). "Paralyzed ex-Bomber just wants to coach". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  3. Frei, Terry (November 8, 2010). "North coaches stick by volunteer Phason even if DPS won't". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  4. "Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumnus Vince Phason Passes". 2018-09-05.

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