HIGHBAUGH, LARRY (Elected as a Player, March 10, 2004.)

Larry Highbaugh was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 14th, 1950.  Highbaugh attended the University of Indiana and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1971.

Larry Highbaugh began his CFL career in 1971 as a defensive back for the B.C. Lions.  He played 22 games with the Lions and signed with the Edmonton Eskimos part way through the 1972 season.

Throughout his amazing career with the Eskimos, Highbaugh was a leader in many statistical categories.  One of these records was a 118 yard kickoff return in a game held on October 17th, 1976.  This achievement is still the second highest League record in regular season play.  Highbaugh also holds the Leagues second highest record for Most Interceptions all-time in the regular season with 66 interceptions.

Larry Highbaugh won numerous awards and honours throughout his fourteen year CFL career including CFL All-star honours three times, and Western All-Star four times.  He also played in nine Grey Cup games and was on the winning end six times.  He was part of the great Eskimo dynasty from 1978-1982 and has been honoured most recently on the Eskimo Wall of Honour in 1996.


Awards and Honours:

* CFL All-Star: 1973, 1974, 1977

* Western All-Star: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977

* MVP Edmonton Eskimos 1977

* Eskimo Wall of Honour 1996

* CFLPA two time Defensive Back of the Year

* Captain for all the Grey Cup teams


* Grey Cup Participation:  1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 

   1979, 1980, 1981, 1982

* Grey Cup Winning Teams: 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 

   1981, 1982


Text Source: www.cfl.ca

Updated and edited June 16, 2004.