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Johnny Bright

John D. Bright
Born: June 11, 1930
Fort Wayne, IN
Deceased: December 14, 1983
Edmonton, AB
Position: FB,HB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 217
College: Drake
High School: Central (Fort Wayne, IN)
Career: 1952-1964

Johnny Bright played from 1952 to 1964 during his career with the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. Bright ran for 10,909 yards in his career on 1,969 attempts, scoring 70 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 132 passes for 1,826 yards and 1 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders562951.84948.823.658.964 56.7
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders100.
1957CFL Edmonton Eskimos11100.01717.000.000.017 118.8
1958CFL Edmonton Eskimos6233.36010.000.0116.744 31.9
1959CFL Edmonton Eskimos100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders1448155.775 2
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders381283.432 0
1954CFL Edmonton Eskimos371845.012 0
1954CFL Calgary Stampeders8303.814 0
1955CFL Edmonton Eskimos1076436.034 2
1956CFL Edmonton Eskimos935736.222 4
1957CFL Edmonton Eskimos25916796.527 16
1958CFL Edmonton Eskimos29617225.890 8
1959CFL Edmonton Eskimos23113405.853 11
1960CFL Edmonton Eskimos25112685.128 14
1961CFL Edmonton Eskimos23613505.781 11
1962CFL Edmonton Eskimos1426504.623 2
1963CFL Edmonton Eskimos833243.915 0
1964CFL Edmonton Eskimos442034.616 0
Totals1969109095.590 70


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders77410.623 0
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders177.00
1954CFL Edmonton Eskimos23919.50
1954CFL Calgary Stampeders35016.730 0
1955CFL Edmonton Eskimos511022.038 0
1956CFL Edmonton Eskimos915116.828 1
1957CFL Edmonton Eskimos1830016.729 0
1958CFL Edmonton Eskimos1926513.937 0
1959CFL Edmonton Eskimos2327411.928 0
1960CFL Edmonton Eskimos1013913.926 0
1961CFL Edmonton Eskimos1321916.834 0
1962CFL Edmonton Eskimos77010.021 0
1963CFL Edmonton Eskimos1111110.132 0
1964CFL Edmonton Eskimos4174.20
Totals132182613.838 1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders15252.052

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders273.50
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders56012.021 0
Totals7679.621 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders511723.434 0
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders22311.512 0
1954CFL Calgary Stampeders12424.024 0
1955CFL Edmonton Eskimos11313.013 0
1956CFL Edmonton Eskimos11515.015 0
1957CFL Edmonton Eskimos23216.023 0
1958CFL Edmonton Eskimos78311.923 0
1959CFL Edmonton Eskimos34013.320 0
1961CFL Edmonton Eskimos3268.715 0
1962CFL Edmonton Eskimos34113.717 0
1964CFL Edmonton Eskimos11010.010 0
Totals2942414.634 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders33511.735 0
1954CFL Edmonton Eskimos34314.325 0
1955CFL Edmonton Eskimos188.00
1956CFL Edmonton Eskimos090
Totals79513.635 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1954CFL Edmonton Eskimos200
1954CFL Calgary Stampeders100

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1952CFL Calgary Stampeders200000010
1955CFL Edmonton Eskimos200000010
1956CFL Edmonton Eskimos410000030
1957CFL Edmonton Eskimos160000096
1958CFL Edmonton Eskimos80000048
1959CFL Edmonton Eskimos110000066
1960CFL Edmonton Eskimos14000084
1961CFL Edmonton Eskimos110000066
1962CFL Edmonton Eskimos20000012

Playing Career:


1959 - CFL Most Outstanding Player


1952 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1955 - CFL Ted Reeves All-Star
1957 - CFL Coaches All-Star
1957 - CFL Ted Reeves All-Star
1957 - CFL Shrine West All-Star
1957 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1958 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1958 - CFL Shrine West All-Star
1958 - CFL Ted Reeves All-Star
1958 - CFL Coaches All-Star
1959 - CFL Ted Reeves All-Star
1959 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1960 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1961 - CFL CFL West All-Star