Terry Greer

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Terry Greer
No. 10
Born: (1957-09-27) September 27, 1957 (age 61)
Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s)Wide receiver
CollegeAlabama State
NFL draft1980 / Round: 11 / Pick 304
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
Career history
As player
1980–1985Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
1986Cleveland Browns
1987–1989San Francisco 49ers
1990Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1982, 1983

Terry Greer (born September 27, 1957) is a former professional American and Canadian football player who played wide receiver with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and the NFL Cleveland Browns as well as the San Francisco 49ers. He held the CFL record for most catches in a season; he is a member of the Argonauts all-time roster and his #10 has been honored by the team. Terry Greer is known as the first to gain 2,000 yards in a 16-game season with the Argonauts. he had played then with marvelous players such as Jerry Rice and Joe Montana when playing for San Francisco.

Early life[edit]

Terry Greer was born on September 27, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee to his mother, Pauline Greer and his father, Dempsey Turner. He attended Alabama State University where he was offered both basketball and football athletic scholarships, choosing football.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Greer first was picked by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980 NFL Draft but before playing a single game signed with the Canadian Football League team Toronto Argonauts. The 1983 season was his most productive year. He led the team to the Grey Cup in an 18-17 win over the BC Lions at BC Place Stadium. He was the MOP of the CFL East Division and was the first professional football player to gain 2,000 yards in a 16-game season, with 2,003. He left CFL to join the Cleveland Browns after the 1984 CFL season.

NFL career[edit]

Greer made his NFL debut with the Cleveland Browns in 1986, playing with the team for one season before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers. As a helper off the bench, Greer recorded 15 and 26 yards per catch in Super Bowl XXIII and Super Bowl XXIV seasons, respectively. He also recorded one regular season touchdown in his first season with the 49ers. In 1990, Greer made his last stand in his playing career with the Detroit Lions as he recorded 3 touchdowns before retiring during the middle of the season.

Post football[edit]

He has two Super Bowl rings and a Grey Cup ring; he is also the first player in pro football history to win both championships; he is also one of only eight players to have won both championships. In 1996, Greer coached for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a season before officially retiring. Currently, he and his family live near Cleveland, Ohio. He has a wife, daughter, son, and granddaughter who live with him.

NFL career stats[edit]

Receiving Rushing
Year Team G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
1986 CLE 11 0 3 51 17.0 22 0 -- -- -- -- --
1987 SF 3 0 6 111 18.5 50 1 -- -- -- -- --
1988 SF 10 0 8 120 15.0 31 0 -- -- -- -- --
1989 SF 11 0 1 26 26.0 26 0 -- -- -- -- --
1990 DET 15 0 20 332 16.6 68T 3 -- -- -- -- --
total 50 0 38 640 18.2 39 4 -- -- -- -- --