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Jim Corrigall

During his three seasons (1967-69) as a football starter at Kent State, Corrigall established records for the most tackles with 334 on 183 solos and 151 assists while playing defensive tackle and a line-backer. He became the first KSU gridder ever named first team All Mid-American Conference each of his three seasons and first Golden Flash named captain two years in a row (1968 and ‘69). In addition, Corrigall garnered honorable mention All-America honors in 1967 and 1968, and in 1969 was a first team choice by the Newspapers Enterprise Association and played in the North-South Shrine Game in Miami, Fl. Corrigall’s jersey number 79 was retired after his senior campaign and in 1976 he was a charter inductee into the KSU Sports Hall of Fame. A true scholar-athlete, Corrigall was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Blue Key honoraries. After earning his degree in history and political science in 1970, he was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals but, joined the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. During his 11-year playing career Corrigall was named Rookie of the Year (1970), All-Pro four times, All-East six times and in 1975 was the CFL’s Outstanding Defensive Player award recipient. In 1990 Corrigall was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1989 | Football