Chris Schultz

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Chris Schultz
No. 66, 67
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-02-16) February 16, 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school: Aldershot
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 7 / Pick: 189
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Christopher "Chris" Schultz (born February 16, 1960 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada) is a retired National Football League and Canadian Football League player who played the offensive tackle position primarily with the CFL Toronto Argonauts. Schultz is currently a sportscaster with Canadian sports television channel TSN.

Early years[edit]

After attending Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario, Schultz played college football in the United States at the University of Arizona.

He was recruited by Arizona head coach Tony Mason as a defensive tackle, where he played his first three years, until being converted to an offensive tackle as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Schultz was drafted in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. On August 21, 1984, he was placed on the injured reserve list.[1]

After only playing in 5 games with no starts during his first two years, in 1985, Phil Pozderac injured his knee during the third game of the season, which opened the door for Schultz to start the next 3 games at left tackle, only to return to a backup role when Pozderac was healthy. He eventually regained the starting position from the thirteenth game until the playoffs, but struggled mightily while playing against the Los Angeles Rams.[2] He was waived on August 26, 1986.[3]

Toronto Argonauts (CFL)[edit]

In 1986, Schultz returned to Canada to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, who owned his rights after drafting him in the first round of the 1982 CFL Draft. He played in 124 games for the Argos over his nine-year career.[4] Schultz was named a CFL All-Star twice (1987, 1988) and was a member of the 1991 Grey Cup championship team.

In 2007, he was named to the Argos' All-time team.

Personal life[edit]

Schultz is currently a CFL football sportscaster on The Sports Network. He also co-hosts a weekly one-hour sports radio program on TSN 1050 in Toronto, called Football Sunday with Mike Hogan during the CFL and NFL seasons. He is also the NFL Insider for TSN.

On October 17th, 2016, Schultz was part of a healthy class inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where he spoke on the influence his father had on him.[5]


  1. ^ "Observer-Reporter - Google News Archive Search". 
  2. ^ WOJCIECHOWSKI, GENE (5 January 1986). "Unable to Do Any Kicking, Cowboys Take Their Licking" – via LA Times. 
  3. ^ "Boca Raton News - Google News Archive Search". 
  4. ^ Simmons, Steve (2007-07-05). "Pick of the Argos crop". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Fernandez put Cleveland in its last WS, now Ontario HOFer". Retrieved January 5, 2017. 

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