Gary Schreider

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Gary Schreider
Born:(1934-04-21)April 21, 1934
Belleville, Ontario
Died:January 22, 2011(2011-01-22) (aged 76)
Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career history
As administrator
19651970CFLPA (President)
As player
19561961Ottawa Rough Riders
1962BC Lions
1962Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19631964Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards

Gary Edward Schreider (April 21, 1934 – January 22, 2011) was a Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions. He won the Grey Cup with Ottawa in 1960.[1] He played university football at Queen's University, where he was part of the Golden Gaels' 1955 Yates Cup championship.[2]

During the 1965 off-season, Schreider became a founding member, and first president, of the Canadian Football League Players' Association. He did not return to the CFL for the 1965 season, going on to a career as a lawyer and judge.[2]

Schreider has been inducted into the Queen's University Hall of Fame and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Schreider died in 2011 of pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Buzz Bourdon (2011-04-05). "Gary Schreider: a tale of two careers". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  3. ^ a b Earl McRae (2011-01-27). "Schreider was Riders' spark". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2016-03-05.