David ‘Dave’ Thelen

Biography

Athlete : Football
Year Inducted: 1986
Date of Birth: September 2nd, 1936
Born in: Canton, Ohio

Great fullback with Rough Riders ’58-64, Toronto Argonauts ’65-67. In ten seasons, carried ball 1,530 times, gained 8,463 yards (average 5.5), scored 47 touchdowns. Single game best 33 carries and 209 yards vs. Toronto in ’60. CFL top ball carrier (1,407 yards) in ’60. Four TDs one game ’59. Rushed ball in 87 consecutive games.