10 People You Didn’t Know Played in the CFL

#6 – Warren Moon

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Despite the fact he is a member of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Moon’s ascent to superstardom was anything but rosy. Undrafted out of the University of Washington, Moon hopped the 49th and started a brief, but wildly successful career with the Edmonton Eskimos. He helped Edmonton win five consecutive Grey Cups while becoming the first quarterback in any league to throw for 5,000 yards (1982). He signed with the Houston Oilers in 1984 and with a minor hiccup his first season, picked right up where he left off and played another 17 seasons, leading in passing yards and completions twice. He once held the all-time records for pro passing yards, completions and touchdowns.

#5 – Andre Ware

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Houston Texans. Although, after a stellar collegiate career and a Heisman with the University of Houston in 1989, his path to glory seemed confirmed. The first African-American QB to win the award, Ware was a master of the run and shoot offence and was picked by the Detroit Lions in the first round of 1990 draft. He would languish on the sidelines with Detroit for four seasons, starting just six games. By 1995, he was a high-profile signing by Ottawa, where he set personal pro marks for completions in a season (70) and yards (759). He lasted one season in Ottawa before joining BC in 1996 and finishing up with a lacklustre year in Toronto in 1997.

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