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.
Schultz was twice a CFL all-star during a nine-year playing career with the Argos.
Schultz was named to the Argos’ all-time team in 2007.
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