Chris Flynn (Canadian football)

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Chris Flynn
Born: (1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 54)
Buckingham, Quebec
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) QB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
University Saint Mary's
CFL draft 1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 35
Drafted by Ottawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
1991–1992 Montreal Machine (WLAF)
1996 Ottawa Rough Riders
Awards1988, 1989, 1990 Hec Crighton Trophy
Career stats

Chris Flynn (born November 17, 1966) is a former Canadian football quarterback and is the only player to win the Hec Crighton Trophy three times as the most valuable player in Canadian university football. He was a 3-time All Canadian with the Saint Mary's Huskies (Bachelor of Arts degree) and played for SMU from 1987-1990. He played for the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992, played and coached in France from 1993-96, and played for the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996. He was inducted into the Saint Mary's Hall of Fame in 2001, [1] inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2011, [2] and inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2015. [3] He was voted in a Sportsnet poll as the #1 university football player of the past 50 years. In 2019 Chris Flynn's #1 jersey was the first jersey retired in the 217 year history of Saint Mary's University. [4]

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  1. "Chris Flynn part of NSSHOF 2015 Induction Liineup". Saint Mary's University. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. "Chris Flynn". Canadian Football Hall of Fame . 2011.
  3. "Quarterback, hockey coach among N.S. Sport Hall of Fame inductees | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. MacDonald, Glenn. "SMU fetes Flynn, retires No. 1 jersey | The Chronicle Herald". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
Preceded by
Jordan Gagner
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
1988, 1989, 1990
Succeeded by
Tim Tindale