Canadian Football Legends
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John Helton bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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John Helton

Playing Career

Calgary Stampeders
1969 - 1978

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1979 - 1982

Awards and Honours

All-Western Defensive End
1969 (1)

All-Western Defensive Tackle
1970 - 1979, 1981, 1982 (12)

All-Canadian Defensive Tackle
1971 - 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982 (9)

DeMarco-Beckett Memorial trophy
1972 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Lineman
1972 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player
1974 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1970, 1972 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1971 (1)

John Helton played 219 games over his 14-year career, and was an all-star almost every season.

Helton was his team's nominee for the outstanding lineman award twice, the outstanding defensive player award six times, and the most outstanding player award twice.

John Helton was the first recipient of the Norm Fieldgate trophy, awarded to the Outstanding Defensive Player in the West.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1986 as a player.

Class of 1986

Hector CrightonJohn HeltonDon LuzziRoger NelsonJimmie Simpson

Football Reporters of Canada

Austin CarrollMilt DunnellJack MathesonLloyd Saunders

Helton, John
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