Dave Thelen

Bio

Full name: David Thelen

Preferred name: Dave

Born: c. 1937 in East Canton, OH (84 years old)

Last Season (1966) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Position: FB
  • Jersey: #11
Amateur Programs
  • Miami (OH)
  • East Canton HS (East Canton, OH)
9 Season Career

Active years: 1958–1966
Active teams (2):

  • OTT 1958–1964
  • TOR 1965–1966

125 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 124 regular season games
  • 1 Grey Cup appearance (1 championship win)
1 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T674th,
94th percentile,
9 CFL seasons)
2 teams 124
(Rank: T713th,
93rd percentile,
124 CFL games)
0 1
1958 OTT FB 88 14 -- 0
1959 OTT FB 88 14 -- 0
1960 OTT FB 21 12 -- 1
1961 OTT FB 21 14 -- 0
1962 OTT FB 21 14 -- 0
1963 OTT FB 21 14 -- 0
1964 OTT FB 21 14 -- 0
1965 TOR FB 11 14 -- 0
1966 TOR FB 11 14 -- 0
Dave Thelen Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Rushing Yards – Game T27th 209 yards OTT 1960 TOR 12 @ OTT 21
 
Playoffs
Longest Rush – Play T10th 69 yards OTT 1963 OTT 35 @ HAM 18
Rushing Yards – Game 6th 192 yards OTT 1962 MTL 18 @ OTT 17 Nov. 10, 1962–Nov. 26, 1967
7th 191 yards OTT 1960 TOR 21 @ OTT 33 Nov. 12, 1960–Nov. 10, 1962
T20th 160 yards OTT 1960 MTL 14 @ OTT 30
 
Grey Cup
-- 118 yards OTT 1960 OTT 16 vs EDM 6
  • 1959 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Dave Thelen was inducted into the Player wing in 1989 (CFHoF profile).