Wayne Harris

Carrol Wayne Harris, football player (b at Hampton, Ark 4 May 1938). Many regard Harris as the greatest ever to have played the position of centre linebacker in the CFL.

Harris, Carrol Wayne

Carrol Wayne Harris, football player (b at Hampton, Ark 4 May 1938). Many regard Harris as the greatest ever to have played the position of centre linebacker in the CFL. The anchor of the CALGARY STAMPEDER defence, he won 4 SCHENLEY AWARDS (1965, 1966, 1970, 1971), the most ever for a defensive player, and was selected to 11 Western all-star and 9 all-Canadian teams. He led the team to 3 GREY CUP appearances, culminating in a win in the 1971 game, in which he was named the outstanding player. His career ended midway in the 1972 season when he sustained a serious neck injury.