John Helton

Bio

Full name: John Helton

Born: May 23, 1947 in Mt. Union, PA (76 years old)

Last Season (1982) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Import
  • Height: 6′ 3″
  • Weight: 255 lbs
  • Position: DE
  • Jersey: #99
Amateur Programs
  • Arizona State
  • Captain Jack HS (Mount Union, PA)
14 Season Career

Active years: 1969–1982
Active teams (2):

  • CGY 1969–1978
  • WPG 1979–1982

221 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 219 regular season games
  • 2 Grey Cup appearances (1 championship win)
Season/Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
14 seasons (2 teams)
(Rank: T70th,
99th percentile,
14 CFL seasons)
219
(Rank: 258th,
97th percentile,
219 CFL games)
0 2
1969 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1970 CGY DE 77 16 -- 1
1971 CGY DE 77 16 -- 1
1972 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1973 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1974 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1975 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1976 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1977 CGY DE 77 14 -- 0
1978 CGY DE 77 16 -- 0
1979 WPG DE 99 16 -- 0
1980 WPG DE 99 15 -- 0
1981 WPG DE 99 14 -- 0
1982 WPG DE 99 16 -- 0
Weekly
1981
  • Lineman Star Week 5 (WPG)
  • 1972 Winner (CGY) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1973 Team Nominee (CGY) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1974 Team Nominee (CGY) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1974 Winner (CGY) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1975 Team Nominee (CGY) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1976 Team Nominee (CGY) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1978 Team Nominee (CGY) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1979 Division Finalist (WPG) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1979 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1980 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Defensive Player
  • 1978 Winner (CGY) Tom Pate Memorial Award
  • 1974 Winner (CGY) President's Ring
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

John Helton was inducted into the Player wing in 1986 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Calgary Stampeders Wall of Fame

John Helton was inducted into the Player wing in 1985.

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

John Helton was inducted into the Player wing in 1993.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

John Helton was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

  • 1989 Defensive line (CGY)