Greg Battle

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Greg Battle
Date of birth: (1964-04-14) April 14, 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): LB
College: Arizona State
Organizations
As player:
1987-1993
1994
1994
1995
1996
1997-1998
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Las Vegas Posse
Ottawa Rough Riders
Memphis Mad Dogs
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1990, 1991
CFL East All-Star: 1990, 1991
Career stats

Greg Battle (born April 14, 1964) was a Canadian Football League linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1987 to 1993 and from 1997 to 1998.

He graduated from Arizona State University. He had a try out with the Denver Broncos of the NFL, but turned north to Canada in 1987.

He won two CFL Outstanding Defensive player awards in his career, 1990 and 1991, and helped the Blue Bombers to two Grey Cup victories in 1988 and 1990. He finished his career third in the CFL for career defensive tackles with 766. He was named one the All-Time Blue Bomber Greats. He was chosen the Western Division outstanding defensive player three times (1989, 1990 and 1991) and the CFL’s top defensive player in 1990 and 1991. He was named the Grey Cup's defensive MVP in 1990, when he recorded four tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a 56-yard touchdown in a 50-11 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. During the game one sports caster jokingly asked if he could nominate Battle for most outstanding offensive player due to his interceptions. During his time in the CFL he was known for his Pass coverage skills, and outstanding speed.

He also briefly played for the Las Vegas Posse in 1994, and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the same season, the Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995, and, the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1996, before returning to the Blue Bombers for his two final seasons.

In 2007, Battle was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.