Tim Fleiszer

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Tim Fleiszer
Date of birth (1975-08-14) August 14, 1975 (age 40)[1]
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec[1]
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 268 lb (122 kg)
College Harvard[1][2]
CFL draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
1998-1999 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2000-2002 Montreal Alouettes
2003-2004 Ottawa Renegades
2005 Edmonton Eskimos
2006-2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders[3][2]
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Tim Fleiszer (born August 14, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional Canadian football defensive lineman who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League. He won Grey Cup championships in 1999 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2002 with the Montreal Alouettes, 2005 with the Edmonton Eskimos, and 2007 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is the only person in Canadian Football League history to have won four Grey Cups with four different teams.

Early Years[edit]

Selwyn House (1986-1992)

Fleiszer attended Selwyn House School,[4] an all-boys independent preparatory school in Westmount, Quebec. He played hockey, rugby, and football. Excelling in all three sports, he was a Team Capitan and won numerous championships in all three spots, being honored with Athlete of the Year in 1992, his final school year.

Choate Rosemary Hall (1992-1994)

Fleiszer spent his remaining high school years at the prep school Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. He continued playing football and hockey, while introducing track and field to his athletic resume. He won the Varsity Football New England Championship in 1993 and 1994.

College Years[edit]

Harvard University (1994-1998)

Fleiszer attended Harvard University where he started at fullback as a freshman before moving to defensive end as a sophomore. A vital member of the team, he was an All-Ivy selection in 1996 and 1997 and helped lead the Harvard Crimsons to a 9-1 record in 1997. This included a 7-0 conference record. This was the first team in Harvard history to go undefeated in the Ivy League. Off the field, Tim graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998.

Professional Years[edit]

Hamilton Tiger Cats (1998-1999)

Fleiszer was the first overall pick of the 1998 Canadian Football League draft, He was selected by the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Tim played two seasons with the Ticats, reaching the Grey Cup game in both years and winning in 1999.

Montreal Alouettes (2000-2002)

He participated in the 2000 and 2002 Grey Cup games; losing and winning in those respective years and was a team captain.

Ottawa Renegades (2003-2004)

Fleiszer was a starter at DE and DT. He was also a team captain and player representative.

Edmonton Eskimos (2005)

Playing one season with the Eskimos, Fleiszer won the Grey Cup that season. He was a team captain and player representative.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (2006-2007)

In his final season in the CFL, he won the 2007 Grey Cup. He was a player representative.

Other Notes[edit]

Fleiszer was nominated in 2004 and 2005 for the Tom Pate Award for outstanding service in the community. He joined Gil Scott Sports Management as a partner in January 2008. A sports agency for NFL/CFL players, and NHL management, GSSM has represented athletes such as Andy Fantuz (Hamilton Tiger Cats), Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks), and Chris Getzlaf ( Saskatchewan Roughriders), and management such as Peter Chiarelli (Edmonton Oilers), Randy Carlyle and Mike Singletary.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jones, Terry (2005-06-23). "'T-Rex' Fleiszer talks shop". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b Vanstone, Robert (2007-07-10). "Getting personal with a Harvard grad". Canada.com. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Tim Fleiszer". CFLpedia. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ http://www.selwyn.ca/podium/default.aspx?t=159393