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Buddy Leake
No. 22
Date of birth: (1933-05-25)May 25, 1933
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Date of death: February 18, 2014(2014-02-18) (aged 80)
Place of death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): RB/QB/K
College: Oklahoma
Organizations
As player:
1955-1957 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1956 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy

John E. "Buddy" Leake, Jr. (May 25, 1933 – February 18, 2014) was an American award winning quarterback and kicker with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League.[1][2]

Leake was a star player with the Oklahoma Sooners.[3] He played in Canada with the Blue Bombers for 3 seasons, his best being 1956, when he scored 103 points (10 touchdowns, 30 converts, 4 field goals, 1 single) and won the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy.[4]

After leaving football, Leake raised his 8 children with his wife, Carolyn in Memphis, Tennessee before eventually moving to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1979. On February 18, 2014, Leake died at the age of 80 in Oklahoma City.[2][5]

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13 news items

 
NewsOK.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:27:37 -0800

Buddy Leake, part of perhaps the greatest backfield in OU history and founder of Oklahoma's chapter of the National Football Foundation, died Tuesday night. He was 80. Photo - Provided e-mail Black and White photo of Max Weitzenhoffer (left) Provided ...

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:32:56 -0800

His Bomber teammates Bob McNamara and Buddy Leake battled for the Western Conference scoring title in 1956 with the versatile Leake winning by one point. Dick Thornton was a larger-than-life two-way player who starred for both the Bombers and the ...
 
Tulsa World
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:16:09 -0800

OKLAHOMAN CITY —- Buddy Leake, part of perhaps the greatest backfield in OU history and founder of Oklahoma's chapter of the National Football Foundation, died Tuesday night. He was 80. Leake, a longtime Oklahoma City insurance agent, served as ...

UKAthletics

UKAthletics
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Sports marketing pioneer will be recognized at the 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that sports marketing pioneer Jim Host has been named ...
 
Tulsa World
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:21:17 -0800

He has been on the University of Tulsa campus for only a few days, but Tavarreon Dickerson already is familiar with the Golden Hurricane's run-game history. The wallpaper image on Dickerson's phone is a photo of the list of Tulsa's career rushing leaders.
 
NewsOK.com
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:25:02 -0800

Did TCU's Johnny Crouch really give back a touchdown in 1954 that kept OU's win streak alive? Like most things that now live in dusty history books and the memories of old men, legend and truth make for a cloudy mix. The fact is, the wrong Frog might ...
 
NewsOK.com
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:18:27 -0700

I don't know what a Buck Rodgers hat is, but I know the Heisman Trophy when I see it. Notre Dame's Johnny Lattner won it that year, perhaps in part because he intercepted a late Buddy Leake pass, and the Irish ended OU's 25-game homefield win streak.
 
Memphis Flyer
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:58:12 -0800

Memphis Pros chairman of the board Buddy Leake said Finley was the last person they called. Finley came up with $110,000 to cover the Pro's debt to the league and approximately another $100,000 to buy them from the thousands of Memphis Pros ...
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