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Ken Charlton bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ken Charlton

Playing Career

Regina/Saskatchewan Roughriders
1941, 1948 - 1954

Winnipeg Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Bombers

All-Services Roughriders

Ottawa Rough Riders
1945 - 1947

Awards and Honours

All-Western Flying Wing
1941 (1)

All-Eastern Flying Wing
1945, 1946 (2)

All-Western Running Back
1948, 1949 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1942, 1951 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 116 games in his 14-year career.

  • Scored 248 points on 41 career touchdowns.

Ken Charlton was a stellar performer at many positions. As an all-star at flying wing and running back, he was also an excellent punter and tackler, and could play quarterback if called upon.

In 1950, Charlton rushed for 498 yards on 76 carries and his 19.1 yard average per pass reception was the best in the west. In 1953, Charlton punted for an average 42,2 yards and was the west's leading punt returner with a 12.1 yard average.

Ken Charlton is also a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Plaza of Honour.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1992 as a player.

Class of 1992

Ken CharltonRalph CooperEllison KellyDon Sutherin

Football Reporters of Canada

Bob HanleyBob PickensJim Proudfoot

Charlton, Ken
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