Canadian Football Legends
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Harold Urness bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Harold (Ted) Urness

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1961 - 1970

Awards and Honours

All-Western Centre
1965 - 1970 (6)

All-Canadian Centre
1965 - 1970 (6)

Grey Cup Participation
1966, 1967, 1969 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1966 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 158 total games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Harold (Ted) Urness played football with the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) Regina Rams before attending the University of Arizona. Urness won the Governor's Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player in 1960, his final year at the University of Arizona.
In Saskatchewan, Urness was solid at the guard and tackle positions, but it was at centre that he really shined. The powerful offensive line opened lanes for premier running backs George Reed and Ed Buchanan.

In the 1965 and 1966 seasons, Urness won the Stack Tibbits Award, presented to the Most Valuable Canadian on the Roughriders. In 1968, he was runner-up for the Schenley Award for the Most Outstanding Lineman.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1989 as a player.

Class of 1989

Jerry KeelingKarl SlocombDave ThelenAndy Tommy Sr.Harold Urness

Football Reporters of Canada

Bryan HallPat MarsdenNorm MarshallFred SgambatiJim Taylor

Urness, Harold (Ted)
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