|Born:||March 12, 1955|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||260 lb (120 kg)|
|1988||British Columbia Lions|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1983, 1986|
|CFL West All-Star||1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990|
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