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Bill Stevenson

Born: Jun 4, 1951

Death: Mar 19, 2007

Birthplace: High Prairie

Profession: American football player

Nationality: Canada

Bill Stevenson

Date of Birth : Jun 4, 1951
Date of Death : Mar 19, 2007
Birth Place : High Prairie

Bill Stevenson is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos. After playing college football at Drake University, he was drafted by the NFL's Miami Dolphins and played in the World Football League with the Memphis Southmen for two seasons. Then Stevenson spent his entire 14 year CFL career with the Eskimos, the first three as a defensive lineman and the remainder as an offensive lineman. He was named CFL All-Star 2 times and was a part of a CFL record seven Grey Cup championship teams with the Eskimos. After his playing career ended, Stevenson struggled in his business and personal life, suffered through bankruptcy and divorce, and was forced to take refuge in shelters for the homeless. He died in 2007 in an accident when he slipped and fell backwards down the stairs in his mother's home in Edmonton. On November 19, 2008, the CBC Television show The Fifth Estate suggested that Stevenson, who went through years of alcohol abuse and destitution, suffered from the effects of years of unreported head injuries from playing professional football.

Profession


  • American football player
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