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 Ron “Atch” Atchison

Ron “Atch” Atchison

Birth
Mullingar, North Battleford Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death 23 Jun 2010 (aged 80)
Regina, Regina Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial Regina, Regina Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Plot St. Anthony's Mausoleum
Memorial ID 54060150 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. Raised in Saskatoon, his lengthy association with football began in 1947, when he joined the Saskatoon Junior Hilltops and played with them until 1949. For seventeen seasons (1952 to 1968), he played at the middle-guard and defensive-tackle positions in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Signed by the team as a walk-on, he established himself as a strong physical presence who achieved All-Star status six-times (1956, 1960 to 1964), while appearing in 237 career regular season games. He was a member of the 1966 Grey Cup Champion Roughriders' squad, and played on their team that appeared in the Grey Cup Game in 1967. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1978, enshrined in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980, and was named to the Roughriders Plaza of Honor in 1987. He died from congestive heart failure at age 80.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54060150
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ron “Atch” Atchison (21 Apr 1930–23 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54060150, citing Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina, Regina Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .