Ezzrett Anderson, American football player, Died at 97


Ezzrett “Sugarfoot” Anderson was born on February 10, 1920, and died on March 8, 2017.

He was an all-star Canadian Football League player.

He graduated from Kentucky State and turned pro in 1945 and 1946 with the Hollywood Bears in the Pacific Coast Football League (along with future CFL opponent Chuck Anderson).

After completing his season with the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference in 1947, catching 11 passes for 126 yards and scoring one touchdown, he began a 6-year stay with the Calgary Stampeders.

Playing as a Stamp, Anderson caught 116 passes for 1576 yards and made 5 TDs, with his best year being 1950, when he caught 46 passes for 673 yards.

Anderson retired in 1954.

Anderson was among the first African-American players in the CFL.

During 1990, Anderson was inducted into the Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame.

Ezzrett Anderson passed away at 97 years old.