Alan Ford (Canadian football)

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Alan Ford
Born: (1943-07-02) July 2, 1943 (age 77)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
Punter
Career history
As administrator
1989–1999 Saskatchewan Roughriders (General Manager)
2003 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Interim General Manager)
As player
1965–1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders

Alan Ford (born July 2, 1943) is a former Canadian football player and executive. Currently he is a scout for the Montreal Alouettes. He played as defensive back and punter from 1965–1976 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, and acted as Roughriders general manager from 1989–1999. [1]

He helped the Roughriders win the 1966 Grey Cup, [2] and place second in 1967, in which he made the longest punt in Grey Cup history. [3]

He has been an executive for the Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, winning the 1989 Grey Cup with the Roughriders as general manager (GM). [2] [4] In the late-2000s, Ford acted as a scout for the Montreal Alouettes. [5]

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References

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  2. 1 2 "Joseph keeps his focus on game". Regina Leader-Post. 2007-11-24. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  3. "Grey Cup Almanac - Individual Kicking Records". CBC Sports. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  4. "Ford named Ticats interim GM". London Free Press. 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  5. "Ties to Saskatchewan". Regina Leader-Post. 2008-11-22. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2010-04-27.