Harvey Achziger

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Harvey Achziger
Born: (1931-08-08) August 8, 1931 (age 89)
Eaton, Colorado
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) Tackle
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career history
As player
1957 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1957)

Harvey Achziger (born August 8, 1931) is an American businessman and former professional football player. Achziger played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with whom he won the Grey Cup in 1957. [1]

Achziger studied agriculture and played college football at Colorado State University, then known as Colorado A&M. [2] Achziger was an All-American in 1952 [3] and was later drafted to the National Football League by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame in November 2012. [2]

After a knee injury ended his football career, Achziger moved to Sumter, South Carolina where he works in the family business. He is a father of two and has one grandchild. [2]

Awards

Source: Colorado State University [4]

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