Canadian Football League

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Former Canadian Football League All-Star Passes on.

The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club mourns the passing of former all-star defensive lineman David Boone.
The 53 year-old Boone played seven seasons for the Green and Gold (1977-’83) and was a mainstay on a dominating front-four known as Alberta Crude which led the Eskimos to five consecutive Grey Cup championships from 1978 to 1982. Boone was a three-time West Division All-Star (’77, ’79, ’81) and a CFL All-Star in 1981. Prior to joining Edmonton, Boone spent time in BC, Hamilton and Ottawa.
In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Boone was the 1982 recipient of the CFL’s Tom Pate Award given annually in recognition of outstanding sportsmanship, and contributions to a player’s team as well as his community.
“David was a great player on some of the best teams the CFL has seen, and he was an even better person off the field. He will be missed by our organization and we send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends,” said Eskimo CEO Hugh Campbell.


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