Eric Chipper

Eric Chipper
Date of birth 1915
Career information
Position(s) Halfback & Lineman
College none - Ottawa Strathcona (Jr.)
Career history
As player
1938–42 Ottawa Rough Riders
1943 Ottawa Combines
1944 Ottawa Trojans
1945–50 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1945
Awards 1948 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1940

Eric Chipper, was an all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football player, playing from 1938 to 1950.[1]

Starting with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1938, Chipper played halfback and (when George Fraser retired) was a league leading kicker.[2] He won the Grey Cup in 1940. During the war years he played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union, with the Ottawa Combines in 1943 and the Ottawa Trojans in 1944. In 1945 he was selected as an all-star and in 1948 he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the best player in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, on the strength of his 37 points (1 touchdown, 3 field goals, and 23 converts.) [3]


  1. Ottawa Rough Rider Player Database
  2. Football Awards are made to Greene and Chipper Ottawa Citizen, February 3, 1948
  3. Chipper Wins Jeff Russel Memorial Ottawa Citizen, November 6, 1948
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