Ben Archibald

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Ben Archibald
No. 65
Born: (1978-08-26) August 26, 1978 (age 42)
Tacoma, Washington
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) OT
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight320 lb (150 kg)
College Brigham Young
High school Seaside (OR)
Career history
As player
2003 San Francisco 49ers*
20032004 New Orleans Saints*
2005 Amsterdam Admirals
20052007 New Orleans Saints
20082010 Calgary Stampeders
20112013 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2009, 2010
CFL West All-Star 2009, 2010
Career stats
Games played5
Games started0

Ben Archibald (born August 26, 1978) is a former gridiron football offensive tackle. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Brigham Young.

Archibald also played for the Amsterdam Admirals, New Orleans Saints and Calgary Stampeders. He won the Grey Cup with the Stamps in 2008 and with BC Lions in 2011.

In 2010, Archibald won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.

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