OBIT: Passing of CFL Larry Highbaugh

Former Edmonton Eskimo Larry Highbaugh won six Grey Cups with the team. (CFL)

Former Edmonton Eskimo, Larry Highbaugh passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from heart complications,

Highbaugh played for the Eskimos from 1972 to 193. He won six Grey Cups and was named 3 times a CFL All-star.

“In a league where speed wins, Larry Highbaugh was the fastest. In a league where big plays deliver big excitement, he was electrifying. In a league where everyone’s goal is a Grey Cup, he was a six-time champion. Larry Highbaugh, who passed today, played in the CFL for 13 seasons and was a star on the Edmonton Eskimo teams that dominated the CFL in the late seventies and early eighties. His exploits as a kick returner areĀ  legendary: he had almost 5,000 kickoff return yards. He was also a superb defensive back, with 66 career interceptions. He helped make his teams great. And for all of those who saw him play, he made the game more fun, and his place in it, unforgettable. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.” – CFL Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge


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