Greg Vavra

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Greg Vavra
Born: (1961-02-19) February 19, 1961 (age 60)
Red Deer, Alberta
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) QB
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
University Calgary
High school Calgary (AB) Bishop Grandin
Career history
As player
19841985 Calgary Stampeders
19861987 BC Lions
1988 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Pass attempts524
Pass completions253
Percentage48.3
TDINT 17-31
Passing yards3236

Greg Vavra (born February 19, 1961) is a former Canadian football quarterback who played five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders, [1] BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos. He played CIS football at University of Calgary and attended Bishop Grandin High School in Calgary, Alberta. Vavra and the Calgary Dinos won the 19th Vanier Cup in 1983, with Vavra being awarded the Hec Crighton Trophy.

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References

  1. "Stamps sign Vavra to two-year deal". Ottawa Citizen . November 30, 1983. Retrieved April 18, 2014.