was an All-Star Canadian Football League
defensive lineman, winner of 5 Grey Cups.
Boone graduated from Eastern Michigan University
and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings
. He played 5 games in 1974, the year the team went to Super Bowl VIII
Years in CFL
He moved on to Canada
, playing with the British Columbia Lions
in 1975 (6 games) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
He began an All-Star career with the Edmonton Eskimos
in 1977, becoming a vital part of their famed "Alberta Crude
" defence. He was a CFL all-star in 1981, a three-time West Division all-star (1977
) and won 5 Grey Cup
He finished his career playing 15 games for the Toronto Argonauts
Boone was a very private person, and it had been reported that he was living with chronic pain
for some time.
His body was discovered outside of his house in the resort community of Point Roberts, Washington
. On November 19, 2008, the CBC Television
show The Fifth Estate
suggested that Boone, who killed himself after many years of depression, suffered from the effects of years of unreported head injuries from playing professional football. Teammates York Hentschel
and Bill Stevenson
are believe to have suffered from the same......