John Helton


John Helton

Infobox NFL player


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DateOfBirth= May 23 1947
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College=Arizona State University
Position=Defensive tackle
DraftedYear=1969
DraftedRound=7 / Pick 157
(By the Buffalo Bills)
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CFLAllStar=1971-1979, 1982
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1979-1982
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John Helton (born 1947) is a former defensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders from 1969-1978 and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1979-1982 of the Canadian Football League. He was a CFL-All Star 9 times. He won a Grey Cup with the Stampeders. He graduated from Mount Union Area High School in Central Pennsylvania.

Helton was selected in the seventh round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills after a stellar career at Arizona State University, but opted to go to Canada.

Helton was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985 and in November, 2006 was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#12) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network The Sports Network/TSN.


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