Terry Evanshen

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Terry Evanshen
Date of birth: (1944-06-13) June 13, 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): WR
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
College: Utah State
Organizations
As player:
1965
1966-1969
1970-1973
1974-1977
1978
Montreal Alouettes
Calgary Stampeders
Montreal Alouettes
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1967
CFL East All-Star: 1965, 1971, 1975
CFL West All-Star: 1967, 1968, 1969
Awards: 1965 - Gruen Trophy - Eastern Rookie of the Year
1967 & 1971 - Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Honors: 1970 - Grey Cup Champion
Career stats

Terrence Anthony "Terry" Evanshen (born June 13, 1944, in Montreal, Quebec) is a motivational speaker and former star receiver in the Canadian Football League.

CFL[edit]

Drafted by the Montreal Alouettes, Terry went on to have an outstanding career in the CFL playing for 14 years from 1965–1978, with the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Toronto Argonauts playing in nearly 200 games and scoring over 90 touchdowns.[1]

Terry won the Gruen Trophy as the Eastern Rookie of the Year in 1965, the Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1967 and 1971, was an all star 7 times, won the Grey Cup in 1970 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984.

In 1994, the CFL instituted the Terry Evanshen Trophy which is awarded annually to the Outstanding Player in the East Division.

Post-football car crash and memory loss[edit]

In 1988 Terry's life was nearly ended when a car ran a red light crashing into his Jeep. His injuries were so serious that a priest was called to perform last rites. Against great odds he survived in a coma, but when he awoke a month later he had no memory of his life before the crash. His struggles with this great loss eventually led him to become a motivational speaker. In the year 2000, author June Callwood wrote an award-winning book, The Man Who Lost Himself: The Terry Evanshen Story, which was turned into a 2005 movie for CTV, The Stranger I Married (also known as The Man Who Lost Himself), starring David James Elliott and Wendy Crewson and directed by Helen Shaver.

Videos[edit]

Canadian Football Hall of Fame member

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