Stewart, Ron

Ron Stewart, football player (b at Toronto 25 Sept 1934). The diminutive running back starred for the OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS for 13 seasons (1958-70). He recorded his best season in 1960, rushing for 1020 yards on 139 carries (including a CFL record 287 yards in one game) and scoring 15 touchdowns. He was awarded the Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy and was named the SCHENLEY most outstanding Canadian player that year. Stewart went on to lead the Eastern Football Conference in rushing in 1964, with 867 yards, and was again awarded the Russell Trophy in 1967. His career totals of 983 carries for 5690 yards and 42 touchdowns rushing and 25 more receiving earned Stewart induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977.