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Hall of Famer George Reed is known as the all-time greatest fullback in the Canadian Football League (CFL) George Reed, played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 13 seasons from the time he joined them in 1963 until his voluntary retirement in May of 1976. His early football career started at the junior high school level in Renton, Washington, and continued on through college at Washington State University. He played both fullback and linebacker on the varsity football team. He graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. In the fall that same graduating year, George came to Canada to play professional football with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Since becoming a professional at age 21, George has amassed not only the respect of fans everywhere, but, numerous awards, records and notable career highlights. George's jersey #34 is permanently retired in the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame.

 

Career Highlights

  Participated in four Grey Cup games including the 1966 victory over the Ottawa Rough Riders
  Led CFL in rushing for nine seasons
  Gained over 1,000 yards 11 times during his 13 year career
  Was named as All-Canadian Running Back for nine seasons
  Was named to the Western Conference All-Star team 11 times
  Was a member of five consecutive All-Star Games teams from 1970-1974
  Was Saskatchewan Roughriders team captain for 8 years of his 13 year playing career
  Inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame - 1979
  Inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame - 1979
  Inducted into the State of Washington Hall of Fame - 1983
  Inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame - 1984
  Past president of Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
  Past president of CFL Players Association - 1972-1980 and 1986-1995
  Established George Reed Foundation for the Handicapped - 1974
  Received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Regina for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of disabled people within society - 1981
  Board of Trustee for Washington State University - 1996 to present

 

Career Records

  Most yards gained while rushing (16,116 yards)
  Most touchdowns by rushing (134)
  Most touchdowns scored (137)

 

Awards And Designations

  Schenley Award (for most outstanding player in the CFL) - 1965 and was runner up for the award - 1968 and 1969
  Tom Pate Memorial Trophy (for outstanding sportsmanship, a contribution to his team, his community, and to the Players Association) - 1976
  Order of Canada Medal - 1978

 

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George Reed

George Reed

CFL Hall of Famer