Garner Ekstran

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Garner Ekstran
Date of birth (1941-09-01) September 1, 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth United States Bow, Washington
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DE/LB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College Washington State
Career history
As player
19611967 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1968 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1963, 1967
CFL West All-Star 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967

Garner Ekstran (born September 1, 1941 in Bow, Washington[1]) was a professional Canadian football defensive end and linebacker who played seven seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and one more with the BC Lions.[2]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Garner Ekstran played defense for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1961 to 1967. He was a CFL all-star in 1962, 1963, and 1967, at defensive end for the first two and also at outside linebacker. Ekstran's solid play on defense helped the Roughriders win the Grey cup in 1966 against the Ottawa Rough Riders.[3]

BC Lions[edit]

Eksrand finished his playing career with the Lions, spending one more year before retiring from professional football.