Leo Blanchard

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Leo Blanchard
No. 59
Date of birth: (1955-03-12) March 12, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): G
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight: 260 lb (120 kg)
University: Alberta
Organizations
As player:
1979–1987
1988
1988–1991
Edmonton Eskimos
British Columbia Lions
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1983, 1986
CFL West All-Star: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990
Career stats
Fumble Recoveries 2

Leo Blanchard (born March 12, 1955, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played between 1979 and 1991 in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Edmonton Eskimos, but also for the Calgary Stampeders.[1] Blanchard grew up in Edmonton, and did not play football in high school.[2] Blanchard played Canadian university football for the Alberta Golden Bears between 1977-78.[3] He played for the Eskimos from 1979-87.[4] He was named CFL All-Star every year from 1982 to 1986[5][6][7] and was a part of five Grey Cup championship teams with the Eskimos.[2] He later worked as offensive line coach for the junior Victoria Rebels.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Bears' football history". University of Alberta. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Newman keeps defying all odds". Edmonton Journal. April 29, 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Golden Bears Football". goldenbearsfootball.ca. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos - Locker Player History". esks.com. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bombers Dominate West All-star Team". The Montreal Gazette. November 2, 1984. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lions, Bombers Dominate Western All-star Team". Ottawa Citizen. November 6, 1985. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Pick Nine Stamps Western All-stars". The Windsor Star. November 20, 1986. Retrieved 15 November 2010.