|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965|
|CFL East All-Star||1966|
|CFL West All-Star||1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965|
|Awards||1961 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award|
Tony Pajaczkowski (born May 31, 1936) is a Canadian former professional football player. He was an all-star offensive guard in the Canadian Football League.
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Coming from the Verdun Shamcats in Montreal, Pajaczkowski would play 11 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (1955 to 1965) and 2 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes (1966 and 1967). An intense and physical player, he would be an all-star with Calgary 6 times and once with Montreal, and in 1961 he won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award (after being runner up in 1960.)
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He currently resides in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Tony has two sons: Dr. Jason Pajaczkowski, an accomplished Sports Specialist and Physical Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Chiropractor and owner of Sports Performance Centres Ltd. in Vaughan, Ontario, and Derek Pajaczkowski, owner of FPdesign in London, England.
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