|Born:||June 13, 1944|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL East All-Star||1965, 1971, 1975|
|CFL West All-Star||1967, 1968, 1969|
|Awards|| 1965 - Gruen Trophy - Eastern Rookie of the Year|
1967 & 1971 - Most Outstanding Canadian Award
|Honors||1970 - Grey Cup Champion|
Terrence Anthony "Terry" Evanshen (born June 13, 1944) is a motivational speaker and former star receiver in the Canadian Football League.
A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. The speech itself is popularly known as a pep talk.
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Drafted by the Montreal Alouettes, Terry went on to have an outstanding career in the CFL playing for 13 years from 1965–1978, with the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Toronto Argonauts playing in nearly 200 games and scoring over 90 touchdowns.
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The Calgary Stampeders are a professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium and are the third-oldest active franchise in the CFL. The Stampeders were officially founded in 1945, although there were clubs operating in Calgary as early as 1909.
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Terry won the Gruen Trophy as the Eastern Rookie of the Year in 1965, the Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1967 and 1971, was an all star 7 times, won the Grey Cup in 1970 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
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On July 4, 1988 Terry's life was nearly ended when a car ran a red light crashing into his Jeep. His injuries were so serious that a priest was called to perform last rites. Against great odds he survived in a coma, but when he awoke a month later he had no memory of his life before the crash. His struggles with this great loss eventually led him to become a motivational speaker. In the year 2000, author June Callwood wrote an award-winning book, The Man Who Lost Himself: The Terry Evanshen Story, which was turned into a 2005 movie for CTV, The Stranger I Married (also known as The Man Who Lost Himself), starring David James Elliott and Wendy Crewson and directed by Helen Shaver.
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