Ken Charlton

Class of 1992

During his career, Ken Charlton was a stellar performer at many positions. An all-star at flying wing and running back, Charlton was also an excellent punter and tackler, and could play quarterback if called upon.

In 1950, Charlton rushed for 498 yards on 76 carries and his 19.1 yard average per pass reception was the best in the West. In 1953 he punted for an average 42.2 yards and was the West’s leading punt returner with a 12.1 yard average.

Ken Charlton is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Plaza of Honour.

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1941, 1948 - 1954
Winnipeg Royal Canadian Airforce Bombers
All-Service Roughriders
Ottawa Rough Riders
1945 - 1947


  • All-Western Flying Wing
  • All-Eastern Flying Wing
    1945, 1946
  • All-Western Running Back
    1948, 1949
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1942, 1951