<p>Avatus Stone was born on April 21, 1931 in Washington, D.C. and died on November 2, 2000 in Fairfax, Virginia.
After playing his college football at Syracuse University, Stone was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League in 1953, but played professionally in Canada with the Ottawa Rough Riders (from 1953 to 1956.) His best year was playing tailback in 1955 when he won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as best player in the East. He played 7 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 1957, and finished his career in 1958 with the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, playing one game, and punting once for 28 yards.
Avatus Stone died of cancer on November 2, 2000. He is survived by his wife Sara Stone, daughter Ava, and his son Avatus.</p>