|Born:||March 28, 1953|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|CFL draft||1976 / Round: Territorial exemption|
|Drafted by||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1976–1982||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|CFL East All-Star||1977, 1978|
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