Wayne Shaw (linebacker)

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Wayne Shaw
Place of birth: Bladworth, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): LB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
College: none - Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
As player:
1961-1972 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1967
CFL West All-Star: 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
Honors: 1994 Plaza of Honor

Wayne Shaw was an outside linebacker who played twelve seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Early days[edit]

Educated at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Shaw played football for The Notre Dame Hounds and Saskatoon Hilltops before joining the Roughriders in 1961.


Wayne Shaw was a 6-time Western Division all-star player at the linebacker position. Shaw helped the Roughriders win the 54th Grey Cup of 1966 by a score of 29-14. He also played in the 55th Grey Cup of 1967 and the 57th Grey Cup of 1969, losses to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders.


After his football career, Shaw ran a retail store in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 10 years. He returned to Saskatchewan where he owned and operated a bookstore in Saskatoon up to his retirement in 2009, at which time he donated thousands of books to the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.


Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western Conference finals in its entirety