|Date of birth:||September 1, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Trenton, North Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Jones (NC)|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 17 / Pick: 438|
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Les Strayhorn (born September 1, 1951) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes. He played college football at East Carolina University.
Strayhorn attended Jones High School in Trenton, North Carolina. He accepted a scholarship from East Carolina University, where he was a three-year starter at running back. He finished his college career with 373 carries for 1,673 yards, a 4.5 average and 8 touchdowns.
Strayhorn was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventeenth round (438th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played 2 seasons, suiting up for 24 games and rushing for 128 yards and one touchdown. He was waived on September 9, 1975.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
In 1975, he was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He played 2 seasons, rushing for 342 yards and one touchdown. On August 6, 1976, he was released to make room for running back Jimmy De Ratt.
Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
In 1976, he was signed by the Montreal Alouettes based on a recommendation from Tom Landry, who at the time were coached by future hall of famer Marv Levy. On July 5, 1977, he tore ligaments in his left knee and was lost for the season, still, he was a part of the Grey Cup championship team.
After football he worked in the New Hanover County Department of Social Services. His brother Ken also played football at East Carolina University.
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