Dave Cutler (Canadian football)

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Dave Cutler
No. 26
Date of birth: (1945-10-17) October 17, 1945 (age 69)
Place of birth: Biggar, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): K
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
University: Simon Fraser
Organizations
As player:
19691984 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1977, 1978
CFL West All-Star: 1977, 1978, 1980
Awards: 1972 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1973 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1974 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1975 Dick Suderman Trophy
1975 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1977 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1978 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1980 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1981 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
Honours: 1986 - Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
Records:

Eskimos Records

  • Longest Field Goal (59) - October 28, 1970
  • Longest Kickoff (95) - August 6, 1975
  • Most Field Goals – Season (50) - 1977
  • Most Field Goals – Game (6) - October 22, 1972
  • Most Singles – Career (218)
  • Most Singles – Game (5) - October 28, 1983
Career stats
Field Goals 464/790
FG % 58.7%
Longest FG 59
Kickoffs 1,030
Kickoff Yardage 60,527 (Avg: 58.8 yds)
Longest Kickoff 95

Dave Cutler (born October 17, 1945) is a former all-star place kicker with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Cutler is considered by many to be one of the best field goal kickers in CFL history.[1]

CFL[edit]

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, and playing 16 years with the Eskimos, Cutler is the team's all time point scorer, with 2237. He was an all star 4 times and was a member of 6 Grey Cup winning teams, including being an essential part of their great 5 win (1978 to 1982) dynasty. One of his most memorable plays occurred with only seconds remaining in the 69th Grey Cup game of 1981 against Ottawa, where his field goal was not only game winning, but dynasty extending. His kick capped one of the most dramatic comebacks in Grey Cup history, as the Eskimos were down by 19 points at half-time.

Awards and honors[edit]

Cutler is a member of the Simon Fraser University Sports Hall of Fame, the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour, and in 1998 was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Cutler". Hall of Famers. Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Don Sweet
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
1975
Succeeded by
Tony Gabriel