Ted Urness

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Ted Urness
Born:(1937-06-23)June 23, 1937
Regina, Saskatchewan
Died: (aged 81)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career history
As player
19611970Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star19651970
CFL West All-Star19651970
Awards1968 – Runner up: CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award
HonorsChampion – 54th Grey Cup
Career stats

Harold Edwards Urness (June 23, 1937 – December 29, 2018) was an offensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1961 to 1970.

CFL career[edit]

Urness played in three Grey Cups for the Roughriders, winning one in 1966, the 54th Grey Cup against the Ottawa Rough Riders, losing two, the 55th Grey Cup of 1967 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the 57th Grey Cup of 1969 against Ottawa again. Except for his rookie year, he and the Roughriders never missed the playoffs. Urness was an All-Star center six years in a row and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.[1]

Al Urness, Ted’s father, spent seven seasons with the then-Regina Roughriders. Beginning in 1928, he played for the team in five consecutive Grey Cup games. Al’s brother, Harold Urness, played for the Riders in 1930 and 1931. Fred Goodman, Ted’s uncle, was a member of the Roughriders from 1929 to 1933. Jack Urness, Ted’s brother, was a quarterback with the Roughriders of 1958 and 1959. On November 26, 1989, Ted and his son Mark Urness (5 years with the Riders) became the team’s first father-son Grey Cup championship duo.[2][3]

Post-football career[edit]

After football, Ted served as the Chairman for the Saskatchewan Liquor Control Board, and long serving General Manager for Redhead Equipment in Saskatoon.[4]

He died on December 29, 2018, at the age of 81.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Ted Urness". CFL HOF. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Saskatchewan Roughriders legend Ted Urness dead at 81
  3. ^ Ex-Roughrider Jack Urness dies at 80
  4. ^ The 1966 Roughriders Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Blair, Mitchell. "Former Rider great Ted Urness dies at age of 81". 620 CKRM The Source. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  6. ^ Vanstone, Rob (2018-12-31). "Saskatchewan Roughriders legend Ted Urness dead at 81". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2018-12-31.

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