Dave Cutler (Canadian football)

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Dave Cutler
No. 26
Date of birth (1945-10-17) October 17, 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Biggar, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) K
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
University Simon Fraser
CFL draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
19691984 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1977, 1978
CFL West All-Star 1977, 1978, 1980
Awards 1972 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1973 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1974 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1975 Dick Suderman Trophy
1975 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1977 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1978 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1980 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
1981 Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
Honours 1986 - Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour

Eskimos Records

  • Longest Field Goal (59) - October 28, 1970
  • Longest Kickoff (95) - August 6, 1975
  • Most Field Goals – Season (50) - 1977
  • Most Field Goals – Game (6) - October 22, 1972
  • Most Singles – Career (218)
  • Most Singles – Game (5) - October 28, 1983
Career stats
Field Goals 464/790
FG % 58.7%
Longest FG 59
Kickoffs 1,030
Kickoff Yardage 60,527 (Avg: 58.8 yds)

David Robert Stuart Cutler (born October 17, 1945) is a former all-star place kicker with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Cutler is considered by many to be one of the best field goal kickers in CFL history.[1]


A graduate of Simon Fraser University, and playing his entire 16-year career with the Eskimos, Cutler is the team's all time point scorer, with 2237. He was an all star 4 times and was a member of 6 Grey Cup winning teams, including being an essential part of their great 5 win (1978 to 1982) dynasty. One of his most memorable plays occurred with only seconds remaining in the 69th Grey Cup game of 1981 against Ottawa, where his field goal was not only game winning, but dynasty extending. His kick capped one of the most dramatic comebacks in Grey Cup history, as the Eskimos were down by 19 points at half-time.

Awards and honors[edit]

Cutler is a member of the Simon Fraser University Sports Hall of Fame, the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour,the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and in 2016 was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "Dave Cutler". Hall of Famers. Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2009-02-27.