Johnny Bright had an amazing 13 year career in the #CFL for the Edmonton #Eskimos and Calgary #Stampeders. He set a number of league records and many of his team records are still held today. In 1959 he was named the CFL Most Outstanding Player, the first African-American to be given that honour. He is a member of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.
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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.