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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

TED URNESS PASSES AT 81

Ted Urness (left) with Wayne Shaw
Ted Urness, a six-time CFL all-star offensive lineman who helped the Saskatchewan Roughriders win the 1966 Grey Cup, has died at 81.

The Roughriders announced Urness's death in a Twitter post on Sunday. A cause of death was not given.

Urness played for the Roughriders from 1961 to 1970, earning all-star honours in six consecutive seasons (1965-70).

The Regina native was the runner-up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 1986 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

(CP)

1 comment:

Randolph Charles said...

A great guy, I will never forget when he came to our house looking for our next door neighbour, who was his cousin. I was about seven at the time, and my jaw dropped when I realized who it was at our door. Of course, I came away with an autograph from big #43, as did every kid who asked him. We will miss you Ted.