Wayne Shaw (linebacker)

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Wayne Shaw
Place of birth Bladworth, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College none - Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Career history
As player
19611972 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1967
CFL West All-Star 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
Honors 1994 Plaza of Honor

Wayne Shaw was an outside linebacker who played twelve seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Early days[edit]

Educated at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Shaw played football for The Notre Dame Hounds and Saskatoon Hilltops before joining the Roughriders in 1961.


Wayne Shaw was a 6-time Western Division all-star player at the linebacker position. Shaw helped the Roughriders win the 54th Grey Cup of 1966 by a score of 29-14. He also played in the 55th Grey Cup of 1967 and the 57th Grey Cup of 1969, losses to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders.


After his football career, Shaw ran a retail store in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 10 years. He returned to Saskatchewan where he owned and operated a bookstore in Saskatoon up to his retirement in 2009, at which time he donated thousands of books to the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.


Seen in game 3 of the 1970 Western Conference finals in its entirety