Earl “Earthquake” Lunsford

Earl “Earthquake” Lunsford

Birth
Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 3 Sep 2008 (aged 74)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 7, Site 675
Memorial ID 29577405 · View Source
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Professional Football Player, Executive. He played at the fullback position for six seasons (1956, 1959 to 1963) in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders. His career highlights include two-time winner of the Eddie James Memorial Trophy (1960 and 1961) and two-time All Star selection. During his career, he rushed for 6,994 yards with 55 touchdowns. During his collegiate years, he played at Oklahoma State University and was later chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 26th round of the 1956 NFL Draft. After retiring as a player, Lunsford served as general manager of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1968 to 1982. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Sep 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29577405
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl “Earthquake” Lunsford (19 Oct 1933–3 Sep 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29577405, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .