Tony Pajaczkowski

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Tony Pajaczkowski
Born: (1936-05-31) May 31, 1936 (age 83)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Quebec
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) G/DE
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career history
As player
19551965 Calgary Stampeders
19661967 Montreal Alouettes
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
Career stats

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.

Canadians citizens of Canada

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Canadian football Canadian sport in which opposing teams of twelve players attempt to score by advancing a ball by running, passing and kicking

Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.

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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.)

The Verdun Shamcats were a team in the Quebec Rugby Football Union from 1950 until 1966. The team was formed in July 1950 by the amalgamation of five local Verdun junior teams originally created in 1945, into a single, more competitive team in the junior Quebec Rugby Football League. The bulk of the new team was drawn from the Verdun Shamrocks, which became the basis of the "Sham-Cats" team name. The team's initial coach was Gus McFarlane

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Calgary Stampeders Canadian football team

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.

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Canadian Football Hall of Fame Canadian football museum in Ontario, Canada.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Hamilton, Ontario, that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. It is maintained by the Canadian Football League (CFL). It includes displays about the CFL, Canadian university football and Canadian junior football history.

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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