Alan Ford (Canadian football)

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Alan Ford
Date of birth: (1943-07-02) July 2, 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
Punter
Organizations
As administrator:
1989-1999

2003
Saskatchewan Roughriders (General Manager)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Interim General Manager)
As player:
1965–1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders

Alan Ford is a former Canadian football player and executive. Currently he is a scout for the Montreal Alouettes. He played as defensive back and punter from 1965–1976 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, and acted as Roughriders general manager from 1989–1999.[1]

He helped the Roughriders win the 1966 Grey Cup,[2] and place second in 1967, in which he made the longest punt in Grey Cup history.[3]

He has been an executive for the Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, winning the 1989 Grey Cup with the Roughriders as general manager (GM).[2][4] In the late-2000s, Ford acted as a scout for the Montreal Alouettes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 1966 Roughriders". Regina Leader-Post. 2006-06-27. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Joseph keeps his focus on game". Regina Leader-Post. 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Grey Cup Almanac - Individual Kicking Records". CBC Sports. 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Ford named Ticats interim GM". London Free Press. 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Ties to Saskatchewan". Regina Leader-Post. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2010-04-27.