Leon Lyszkiewicz

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Leon Lyszkiewicz
Date of birth (1955-06-11) June 11, 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Grande Prairie, Alberta
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DT
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 240 lb (110 kg)
University Alberta
Career history
As player
1977 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1978–1979 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1980–1982 Toronto Argonauts
1983 Edmonton Eskimos
1984–1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards

Leon Lyszkiewicz (born June 11, 1955, in Grande Prairie, Alberta) is a former Canadian football defensive lineman[1] who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League for five different teams.

Lyszkiewicz played CIS football for the Alberta Golden Bears at the University of Alberta from 1973 to 1977.[2] He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1977 college draft, but was released,[3] and was signed Saskatchewan Roughriders later in the year.[4] He played one game for them, and then for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for two seasons.[3] In 1980, he was traded to the Toronto Argonauts and played for them until he was traded to the Eskimos during the 1983-4 season.[3] He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1984 to 1986.[1][3] After participating in several losing Grey Cup teams,[3] he won a Grey Cup with the Tiger-Cats in 1986, his last season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hamilton Tiger-Cats Alumni Association". All-time roster. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Golden Bears Football in Pro football". Golden Bears Football. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Lyszkiewicz Tired Of Losing In Cup". The Montreal Gazette. November 21, 1985. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Riders Sign Lyszkiewicz". The Regina Leader-Post. November 4, 1977. Retrieved 23 January 2011.