|Born:||August 29, 1940|
Detroit, Michigan, US
|Died:||June 30, 2020 79) (aged|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|1964 – 1965||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|Career highlights and awards|
John George Metras(August 29, 1940 – June 30, 2020) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1965. He previously played football at the University of Western Ontario, where his father Johnny Metras coached. John G. Metras graduated from Western Ontario in 1964 with a LL.B. degree and was called to the bar in 1966. His father was later inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980 as a builder. John Metras, Jr. was inducted into the Western Ontario Wall of Champions in 2013. He later worked as a lawyer. Metras died on June 30, 2020.
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