David Sprague
Born:(1910-08-11)August 11, 1910
Dunkirk, New York, US
Died:February 20, 1968(1968-02-20) (aged 57)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
Position(s)Running back
Defensive tackle
CollegeDelta Collegiate
Career history
As player
1930–1932Hamilton Tigers
1933–1940Ottawa Rough Riders
CFL East All-Star1932, 1936, 1939, 1940
Career stats

David Shafer Sprague[1] (August 11, 1910 – February 20, 1968) was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for eleven seasons for the Hamilton Tigers and the Ottawa Rough Riders. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

Sprague represented Elmdale Ward for one year on Ottawa City Council in 1940.[2] In the 1940 election he ran for a seat on the Ottawa Board of Control, but lost.


  1. ^ "David 'Dave' Shafer Sprague".
  2. ^ "1940 City Council". The Ottawa Evening Citizen. December 5, 1939. p. 13. Retrieved August 2, 2023.