Avatus Stone

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Avatus Stone
Born:(1931-04-21)April 21, 1931
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died:November 2, 2000(2000-11-02) (aged 69)
Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Running back
NFL draft1953 / Round: 9 / Pick 100
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
Career history
As player
1953–1956Ottawa Rough Riders
1957Montreal Alouettes
1958Baltimore Colts
AwardsJeff Russel Memorial Trophy (1955)
Honors2× CFL All-Star : 1953, 1955

Avatus Harry Stone (April 21, 1931 – November 2, 2000) was an American gridiron football player. After playing his college football at Syracuse University, Stone was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the 1953 NFL Draft, but played professionally in Canada with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1953 to 1956. His best year was playing tailback in 1955 when he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as best player in the East. He played seven games for the Montreal Alouettes in 1957, and finished his career in 1958 with the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, playing one game, and punting once for 28 yards.

Stone died of cancer on November 2, 2000.[citation needed]