Football Athlete - Inducted 1993
John Helton played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League, ten of them with the Calgary Stampeders. He played his first season with the Stampeders as a defensive end and then switched to defensive tackle. It was as a defensive tackle that he helped the team win the 1971 Grey Cup ending a 23-year drought for Calgary. John Helton won the Schenley Award in 1972 and 1974 and, was runner-up in 1979 for Most Outstanding Defensive Player. He also won awards for the Most Valuable and Most Popular Stampeder.
2006 - Voted 12th in the CFL's top 50 players.