Gerry Organ

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Gerry Organ
Date of birth: (1944-12-04) December 4, 1944 (age 70)[1]
Place of birth: Cheltenham, England
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): K/P/WR
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
University: Guelph
CFL Draft: 1971 / Undrafted
Organizations
As player:
19711983 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1982
Awards: Outstanding Canadian (1973)
Honours: University of Guelph Athletics Hall of Fame (1984)
Retired #s: Ottawa Rough Riders #71
Records: Ottawa Rough Rider record, most career points (1462)

Gerry Organ (born December 4, 1944) is a former professional Canadian football placekicker and punter for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He played for 13 seasons for the Rough Riders, playing in three Grey Cup games, winning two championships in 1973 and 1976. Organ played in 176 games in the CFL and is Ottawa's all-time leader in points scored with 1462. He is the only kicker to have won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award, which he won in 1973. He played college football with the Guelph Gryphons.

He was inducted in the University of Guelph Hall of Fame in 1984. As a member of the Guelph Gryphons, he was named to the All-Canadian team in 1969.

He was the Reform Party candidate in the 1993 Federal Election for the riding of Guelph-Wellington but lost to Brenda Chamberlain. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cflapedia.com/Database/o.htm
  2. ^ "Gerry Organ". Hall of Fame. University of Guelph, Department of Athletics. Retrieved 2009-02-01.