Gerry Organ

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Gerry Organ
Born: (1944-12-04) December 4, 1944 (age 76) [1]
Cheltenham, England
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) K/P/WR
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
University Guelph
CFL draft 1971 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
19711983 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star 1982
Awards Outstanding Canadian (1973)
HonoursUniversity of Guelph Athletics Hall of Fame (1984)
Retired #s Ottawa Rough Riders #71
RecordsOttawa Rough Rider record, most career points (1462)

Gerry Organ (born December 4, 1944) is a former professional Canadian football placekicker and punter for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He played for 13 seasons for the Rough Riders, playing in three Grey Cup games, winning two championships in 1973 and 1976. Organ played in 176 games in the CFL and is Ottawa's all-time leader in points scored with 1,462. He is the only kicker to have won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award, which he won in 1973. He played college football with the Guelph Gryphons.

He was inducted in the University of Guelph Hall of Fame in 1984. As a member of the Guelph Gryphons, he was named to the All-Canadian team in 1969.

He was the Reform Party candidate in the 1993 federal election for the riding of Guelph-Wellington, but lost to Brenda Chamberlain. [2]

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References

  1. http://cflapedia.com/Database/o.htm
  2. "Gerry Organ". Hall of Fame. University of Guelph, Department of Athletics. Retrieved 2009-02-01.[ permanent dead link ]