|Born:||June 12, 1954|
St. Catharines, Ontario
|College||McGill / St. Mary's|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1981, 1987, 1988, 1989|
|Awards||1988 Tom Pate Memorial Award|
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