Bryan Chiu

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Bryan Chiu
Ottawa Redblacks
Date of birth: (1974-08-16) August 16, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): C
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 290 lb (130 kg)
College: Washington State
CFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
Drafted by: Montreal Alouettes
As coach:
Concordia Stingers (OLC)
Toronto Argonauts (OLC)
Ottawa Redblacks (OLC)
As player:
19972009 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
CFL East All-Star: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Awards: Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman (2002)
Career stats
Playing stats at

Bryan Chiu (born August 16, 1974, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired professional Canadian football player who played centre for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League since the 1997 CFL season. He is currently the offensive line coach for the Ottawa Redblacks.

High School[edit]

Chiu played football in high school for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Vancouver, British Columbia.

College years[edit]

Chiu started his college football career playing ball for the Pacific Tigers and transferred to Washington State when Pacific dropped its football program. He started all 11 games he played with the Washington State Cougars in 1996 and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Sports Management.

Professional career[edit]

Since joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1997 Chiu has proven himself to be one of the top centres in the CFL. He has been honoured as both a CFL and East Division All-Star from 2000 consecutively through to 2006 and won the Most Outstanding Lineman in 2002. Chiu was the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Linesman in both 2001 and 2002 and helped his team win the 90th Grey Cup. In 2006, he was named to the honour roll of the TSN Top 50 CFL Players.

On June 6, 2010 on CFL Training Camp opening, Chiu announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, through his Twitter account (bryanchiu68):


"It's official.... After much thought and discussion with my wife I have decided to announce my retirement. Pretty emotional. I love this team."[1]

Chiu maintains a weekly blog on, running down the games of the week and offering a player's perspective.

Coaching Years[edit]

On June 22, 2010, he joined the Concordia Stinger coaching staff as the assistant offensive co-ordinator and offensive line coach.[2]

On May 9, 2014, Chiu joined the Toronto Argonauts coaching staff as their offensive line coach.[3]

On December 23, 2014, he was named the offensive line coach of the Ottawa Redblacks[4]


  1. ^ Report: Als centre Bryan Chiu retires
  2. ^ Ex-Alouette Chiu joins Stingers football staff
  3. ^
  4. ^ "REDBLACKS Hire OL Coach". December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 

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