Helton, John - 1993

Helton, John - 1993

John Helton

1993 Football Athlete, Calgary


John Helton played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League, ten of them with the Calgary Stampeders.  He played his first season with the Stampeders as a defensive end and then switched to defensive tackle.  It was as a defensive tackle that he helped the team win the 1971 Grey Cup, ending a twenty-three year drought for Calgary.  John Helton won the Schenley Award in 1972 and 1974 and was runner-up in 1979 for Most Outstanding Defensive Player.