Leon Hatziioannou

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Leon Hatziioannou
No. 44
Born: (1965-03-28) March 28, 1965 (age 55)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DL
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg)
University Simon Fraser
CFL draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22
Drafted by Ottawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
1988 Ottawa Rough Riders
19881993 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
19941995 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards

Leon Hatziioannou (born March 28, 1965) is a former Canadian football defensive lineman who played eight seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts. He was drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders in the third round of the 1988 CFL Draft. [1] He played CIS football at Simon Fraser University.

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References

  1. "Draft Tracker". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.