|Born:||July 30, 1937|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|1959–1970||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL East All-Star||1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966|
|Awards||1959 - Gruen Trophy (best rookie in East)|
|Honors||Grey Cup champion - 1960, 1968, 1969|
John Joseph Poirier (born July 30, 1937)was an all-star and Grey Cup champion football player in the CFL for twelve years with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
He played as a defensive back for the Riders and was a part of three Grey Cup winning teams and was a 5-time Eastern all-star. [ citation needed ]He never missed a game in the 12 years he played.
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