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 Ernie Warlick

Ernie Warlick

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 24 Nov 2012 (aged 80)
Williamsville, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 101241020 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1957 to 1965), he played at the tight-end position in the Canadian and American Football Leagues with the Calgary Stampeders and Buffalo Bills. Born Ernest Warlick, he was raised in North Carolina where he attended Ridgeview High School and played collegiate football and basketball at North Carolina State University. Following service with the United States Military, he signed to play with Calgary of the CFL and distinguished himself as a three-time All-Star (1958 to 1960). He moved onto Buffalo of the AFL and established himself as one of the league's top tight-ends; he earned Pro-Bowl honors four-times (1962 to 1965) while contributing to two consecutive AFL championship titles with the Bills (1964 and 1965). Along with Elbert Dubenion, Warlick formed a formidable receiving core and helped place emphasis on the tight-end position as being a viable offensive option. After retiring as a player, he earned the distinction as being the first African-American sportscaster in the Buffalo-area and was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 1998. Additionally, he was the proprietor of a fast food restaurant in Buffalo.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101241020
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernie Warlick (21 Jul 1932–24 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101241020, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.