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|Born:||November 13, 1946|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Crispus Attucks (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
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Cyril Calvin Pinder (born November 13, 1946) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Illinois.
He accepted a scholarship from the University of Illinois. During his junior year at Illinois, he was declared permanently ineligible by the Big Ten Conference on March 4, 1967, for having more than US$500 in expenses per year paid for by money from a slush fund set up by the university's athletic department. He finished his college career with 92 carries for 434 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also was an indoor sprint champion.
Pinder was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (39th overall) of the 1968 NFL draft, to replace running back Timmy Brown. In 1970, he became the team leading rusher with 166 carries for 657 and 2 touchdowns. On September 13, 1971, after having a difficult contract negotiation, he was traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 1972 second round (#37-Dan Yochum) and a 1973 fourth round selection (#83-Gery Palmer).
On September 28, 1973, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to replace running back Bill Thomas. He spent his time between the active roster and the taxi squad, before being cut at the end of the 1973 season.
Chicago Fire (WFL)
Chicago Winds (WFL)
After football, he worked as an investment banker for ten years. He also worked for WLS-TV in Chicago.
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- "Cyril Finder Says He Is Unhappy". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
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