Howard Waugh
Born:February 24, 1931
Grenada, Mississippi, U.S.
Died:November 29, 2009(2009-11-29) (aged 78)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Career information
NFL draft1953 / Round: 6 / Pick: 72
Drafted byLos Angeles Rams[1]
Career history
As player
1954 & 1957Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star1954
Awards1954 - Eddie James Memorial Trophy

Howard Waugh (February 24, 1931 – November 29, 2009) was an all-star and record setting halfback who played in the Western Interprovincial Football Union with the Calgary Stampeders.[2]

A graduate of the University of Tulsa, Waugh joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1954.[3] He made Canadian football history when he became the first player to officially rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season (1043).[4] His promising all-star career was interrupted with two years of military service.[5] Waugh returned to the Stamps for one final season, and in 1957 he rushed for 499 yards and two touchdowns and added eight catches for 122 yards.[6][7]

Waugh later worked with IBM and had a long career in house construction, his most passionate and rewarding career as construction supervisor for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.[8] He died November 27, 2009, age 78.

See also


  1. ^ "1953 Los Angeles Rams". Archived from the original on January 4, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "FANBASE entry : Howard Waugh". Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
  3. ^ Calgary Stampeders All-Time Roster Archived 2012-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Howard Waugh Sets Record for Total Yardage Gained Edmonton Journal, October 30, 1954
  5. ^ Eskie Ace Nears Record The Leader-Post, October 14, 1955
  6. ^ Waugh, Hess Join Stamps Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 6, 1957
  7. ^ Stamps’ Waugh was first to 1,000
  8. ^ Tulsaworld obituary: Howard B. Waugh