John Grace (Canadian football)

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John Grace
Date of birth (1977-10-02) October 2, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Okeechobee, Florida
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
College Marshall
Career history
As player
20002001 Montreal Alouettes
20022003 Ottawa Renegades
20042006 Calgary Stampeders
2007 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2002, 2004, 2005
CFL East All-Star 2002
CFL West All-Star 2004, 2005
Awards 2005 CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award

John Grace (born October 2, 1977) is a retired Canadian Football League linebacker.

College career[edit]

Grace attended Marshall University,[1] and was a two-time Team Defensive MVP, a two-time All-MAC selection, and was the 1998 Motor City Bowl MVP. He finished his stellar college career with 15 sacks, and 437 tackles.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Grace joined the CFL in 2000, playing 6 games for the Montreal Alouettes over 2 seasons. In 2002, he played for the Ottawa Renegades, and was an all star. After another season in Ottawa, he moved to the Calgary Stampeders, where he was an all star in 2004 and 2005,[3] and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2005.[3] After returning to Calgary in 2006, Grace was again signed as a free agent by the Montreal Alouettes during the off-season, and retired after the 2007 season when he was released by Montreal.[4]


  1. ^ "John Grace". CFL. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Woodrum, Woody (June 21, 2006). "MU's John Grace "Sacking" QBs To Fight Hunger". Inside the Herd. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Rogers CFL Players Awards". CFL. November 24, 2005. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (July 17, 2007). "How the mighty have fallen". The Snap. Retrieved March 31, 2011.