Terry Greer

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Terry Greer
Date of birth: (1957-09-27) September 27, 1957 (age 56)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver
College: Alabama State
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 11 / Pick 304
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
Organizations
As player:
1980-1985
1986
1987-1989
1990
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Cleveland Browns
San Francisco 49ers
Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1982, 1983
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Terry Greer (born September 27, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American and Canadian football player who played wide receiver with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and the NFL Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. He held the CFL record for most catches in a season; he is a member of the Argonauts all-time roster and his #10 has been honored by the team. Terry Greer is known as the first to gain 2000 yards in a 16-game season with the Argonauts. he had played then with marvelous players such as Jerry Rice and Joe Montana when playing for San Francisco.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Greer first was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1981 NFL Draft, but was traded to the Argonauts. In 1983, as his most productive year, he led the team to the Grey Cup, playing the B.C. Lions. He was the MVP of the CFL East Division, and that same year, he was the first professional football player of all time to gain 2000 yards in a 16-season game, with 2,003. He attempted to win once more in 1985, but lost during the Cup. He then left CFL to join the Cleveland Browns after the 1984 CFL season.

NFL Career[edit]

Greer first played for one season with the Cleveland Browns, before being traded with the San Francisco 49ers. In both Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV, he and the 49ers won, playing with both Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Finally, he ended his career with the Detroit Lions for a portion of the 1990 NFL Season. He then retired during the middle of the season.

Post Football[edit]

He has two Super Bowl rings and a Grey Cup ring. In 1996, Greer coached for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a season before officially retiring. Currently, he and his family live near Cleveland, Ohio. He has a wife, daughter, son, and granddaughter who live with him.

NFL Career Stats[edit]

Receiving Rushing
Year Team G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
1986 CLE 11 0 3 51 17.0 22 0 -- -- -- -- --
1987 SF 3 0 6 111 18.5 50 1 -- -- -- -- --
1988 SF 10 0 8 120 15.0 31 0 -- -- -- -- --
1989 SF 11 0 1 26 26.0 26 0 -- -- -- -- --
1990 DET 15 0 20 332 16.6 68T 3 -- -- -- -- --
total 50 0 38 640 18.2 39 4 -- -- -- -- --