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Jim Chambers was the first African-American to play for the Edmonton #Eskimos.  He was a graduate of the Westmount Junior Football Program.  In 1946 & 48 he tried out for Montreal, but failed to make the roster both times.  #CFL

In 1954, with the emergence of Rollie Miles, Chambers left Edmonton to join BC for their first season.

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Jim Chambers was the first African-American to play for the Edmonton #Eskimos. He was a graduate of the Westmount Junior Football Program. In 1946 & 48 he tried out for Montreal, but failed to make the roster both times. #CFL

In 1954, with the emergence of Rollie Miles, Chambers left Edmonton to join BC for their first season.

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