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Football fans mourn the death of Chris Schultz

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The Canadian Press

Posted March 5, 2021 11:37 am

Longtime Canadian Football League and National Football League offensive lineman Chris Schultz has died after suffering a heart attack Thursday.

The native of Burlington, Ont., was 61.

The Toronto Argonauts confirmed the death Friday.

A larger-than-life personality both on and off the field.

A great player, broadcaster, friend, and ambassador for the game.

RIP Schultzy 💙 pic.twitter.com/Ooj43XyQxg

— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) March 5, 2021

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The CFL is deeply saddened to report that the football world has lost one of its most dedicated players and kindest souls, Chris Schultz. https://t.co/ZlNof7RdWK

— CFL (@CFL) March 5, 2021

Picked by Dallas in the seventh round of the 1983 NFL draft after a college career at Arizona, the six-foot, eight-inch Schultz was with the Cowboys from 1983 to 1986 before returning home to play for the Argonauts.

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Schultz was twice a CFL all-star during a nine-year playing career with the Argos.

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