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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
Career history
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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16 news items

Stormin' In Norman

NewsOK.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:30:25 -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. Leake, a longtime Oklahoma City insurance agent, served as the first president of ...
 
Tulsa World
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:45:00 -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 ...

IvyLeagueSports.com

IvyLeagueSports.com
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:33:45 -0700

IRVING, Texas -- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that former Princeton kicker Charlie Gogolak and former Cornell kicker Pete Gogolak have been named co-recipients of the 2015 NFF Outstanding ...

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:05:33 -0800

Middle row: Bill Lowry, Southwest Louisiana; David Ransom, Tennessee Tech; Clarence Houston, Austin Peay; Mack Warren, Arkansas; Allie Robards, Hugh Ballard and Buddy Leake, Oklahoma; Bob Drewry and Bill Watson, Ole Miss. Back row: Gale ...

UKAthletics

UKAthletics
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:05:07 -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 ...

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 ...
 
NewsOK.com
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:33:32 -0700

Oklahoma's Blake Bell (10) looks to pass in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. OU won, 35 ...
 
NewsOK.com
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:04:05 -0800

Crouch also made the tackle on Buddy Leake's 50-yard punt return that set up the winning touchdown, Bob Herndon's 10-yard run on the next play. But the act that made Crouch famous was a diving catch in the middle of the game. It occurred in either the ...
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