EDMONTON ESKIMOS
IN THE HALL OF FAME


DAN  YOCHUM

2004

 

Dan Yochum was born on August 19th, 1950 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dan began his outstanding career as an amateur football player at the University of Syracuse.  He received an honourable mention on the UPI’s and AP’s All American Teams in 1972.  He also played on the College All-Star game against the Dallas Cowboys.  Yochum was a second round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971, but opted instead to play with the Montreal Alouettes. Yochum joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1972 as an Offensive Tackle. He played nine seasons with the team until his final year in 1980 which he played as an Eskimo.  Quotes from Dan Yochum:  “I had the time of my life playing with the Montreal Alouettes and living in Canada.  We had a “Dynasty” from 1974-1978 thanks to a great team built by Sam Berger, J.I. Albrecht and Marv Levy.  I had the honour of playing with the “Elite of the CFL”, Barry Randell, Peter Dalla Riva, Junior Ah You, Gord Judges, Glen Weir and Dickie Harris to name just a few.” Yochum won many awards and honours throughout his playing career.  Yochum was an Eastern All-Star seven times from 1973-1979 and was a four time CFL All-Star from 1975-1978.  He was the winner of the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1976. Yochum finished his CFL career as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1980 season.  An injury kept him from the 1980 Grey Cup game.

 

 


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Updated and edited June 28, 2009.