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Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach was a star flying wing and linebacker for the Sarnia Imperials in the ORFU (Ontario Rugby Football Union).  The ORFU was a league that remained in existance until 1960, and in Beach's time the ORFU teams competed in playoffs against the winner of the IRU which went on to become the Eastern division of the modern CFL.  The graduate of Kansas university was an ORFU all-star in all four years he played and Sarnia was the ORFU champion in all four years.  In two of those years (1934 and 1936), Sarnia went on to win the Grey Cup.  Beach was also named the most outstanding player in the ORFU in 1937.  Beach died in an oil tank explosion just as the 1938 season was due to get underway on September 20.  Beach was elected to the Canadian Football Hall-of-Fame in 1963.

Canadian Football Hall-of-Fame Page for Ormond Beach

Beach Killed In Oil Tank Explosion - September 20, 1938

There are few statistics available from those years and the only ones available for Beach are for touchdowns and points.  At  that time, touchdowns were worth 5 points instead of 6.

Year Team TD PTS
1934 SAR 4 20
1935 SAR 3 15
1936 SAR 2 10
1937 SAR 3 15

Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach from the Canadian Football Hall of Fame