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|Born:||May 26, 1963|
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
|1990–1992||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1987, 1988, 1990|
|CFL East All-Star||1990|
|CFL West All-Star||1987, 1988|
|Awards||1987 CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award|
Greg Stumon (born May 26, 1963) is a former award-winning defensive end and linebacker who played the Canadian Football League.
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A native of Plain Dealing, Louisiana, he attended the Southern Arkansas University,and was inducted into that school's Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
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He began his CFL career with the BC Lions in 1986,playing until 1988. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 1987. He made the 1987 all-star team as a defensive end and the 1988 all-star team as an outside linebacker. After one season with the Edmonton Eskimos (1989) he moved on to the Ottawa Rough Riders (1990–92) where he made the 1990 all-star team as a defensive end. He later played with the expansion Shreveport Pirates for 1994 and 1995.
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