David Boone

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Dave Boone
No. 64
Born:(1951-10-30)October 30, 1951
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died:March 26, 2005(2005-03-26) (aged 53)
Point Roberts, Washington, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight248 lb (112 kg)
CollegeEastern Michigan
High schoolCass Technical
(Detroit, Michigan)
NFL draft1974 / Round: 11 / Pick: 285
Drafted byMinnesota Vikings
Career history
As player
1974Minnesota Vikings
1975BC Lions
1976Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19771983Edmonton Eskimos
1984Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1981
CFL East All-Star1977
CFL West All-Star1981
AwardsTom Pate Memorial Award: 1982
Career stats
NFL Games Played5

Humphrey David Boone, Jr. (October 30, 1951 – March 26, 2005) was an All-Star Canadian Football League defensive lineman, winner of 5 Grey Cups.


Rookie Year[edit]

Boone graduated from Eastern Michigan University and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. He played 5 games in 1974, the year the team went to Super Bowl VIII.

Years in CFL[edit]

He moved on to Canada, playing with the BC Lions in 1975 (6 games) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1976.

He began an All-Star career with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1977, becoming a vital part of their famed "Alberta Crude" defence. He was a CFL all-star in 1981, a three-time West Division all-star (1977, 1979, 1981) and won 5 Grey Cup rings.

He finished his career playing 15 games for the Toronto Argonauts in 1984.


His body was discovered outside of his house in the resort community of Point Roberts, Washington.[1] On November 19, 2008, the CBC Television show The Fifth Estate suggested that Boone, who killed himself after many years of depression, suffered from the effects of years of unreported head injuries from playing professional football. Teammates York Hentschel and Bill Stevenson are believed to have suffered from the same injuries.[2] The David Boone Award was created in 2005 in memory of him [3] David is survived by his son Kenan Joseph


  1. ^ "Eskimos' David Boone dead at 53". CBC Sports. March 30, 2005. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  2. ^ "Dynasty to death: CBC's Fifth Estate examines head injuries in football". CBC Sports. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  3. ^ "David Boone Award".

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