Neil Habig

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Neil Habig
Born: (1936-09-06) September 6, 1936 (age 83)
West Lafayette, Indiana
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) C/LB
College Purdue
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 27
Drafted by Green Bay Packers
Career history
As player
19581964 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962
CFL West All-Star 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964,

Neil Habig (born September 6, 1936) was an offensive lineman and linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1958 to 1964 and was a dominant player at his position of center. [1] [2]

CFL

As a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Neil Habig played center and linebacker. In 7 years (1958-1964), Habig was a CFL All-Star center once (1962, the first year this honor was awarded) and a Western conference all-star 6 times (1959-1964). As a linebacker, he was particularly adept at covering the pass, as indicated by his 10 career interceptions, including 6 in a single year (1963). Despite this prowess, his team reached the Western finals only once, in 1963, and lost to the BC Lions, so that he never played in a Grey cup game. He was replaced in 1965 by Ted Urness, a CFL All-Star center himself for the next 6 years.

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