Emanuel Tolbert

Emanuel Tolbert
Date of birth (1958-12-02) December 2, 1958
Place of birth United States Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
Position(s) Slotback
Wide receiver
College Southern Methodist
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 7 / Pick 83
(By the Chicago Bears)
Career history
As player
1980–1981 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1981–1984, 1989 Toronto Argonauts
1985–1988 Calgary Stampeders
1990 British Columbia Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1988
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1983

Emanuel Tolbert (born December 2, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a slotback and wide receiver in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for eleven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Tolbert played college football for Southern Methodist University, where he was an All-American. He played professionally for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders and British Columbia Lions of the CFL, and was a part of the Argonauts' 1983 Grey Cup victory.

Tolbert was tried for and convicted of rape and violating a minor in 2001. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the rape plus four years for the violation, to be served concurrently.[1]


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