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Cory Greenwood
At a game in Denver in November, 2010.
No. 36     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-06-05) June 5, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth: Kingston, Ontario
Career information
University: Concordia
CFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2010 2012)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: National
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     34
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at
Stats at

Cory Greenwood (born June 5, 1985) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has played as a middle linebacker and long snapper. He played college football for the Concordia University Stingers, and was drafted third overall by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in the 2010 CFL Draft, after Toronto traded up to be in a position to draft him. A few days later, however, he signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Early life

Greenwood is a Canadian football player born in Kingston, Ontario. He attended Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, and Concordia University where he played college football for the Concordia Stingers from 2006-2009. His senior year, he was the recipient of the Presidents' Trophy for best defensive player in Canadian Interuniversity Sport football.

Professional career

CFL Draft

Coming into the 2010 CFL Draft, Greenwood was ranked as the third overall prospect in the Canadian Football League's Amateur Scouting Bureau rankings for players eligible in that year's draft.[1] On the day prior to the draft, the Toronto Argonauts traded the number one overall draft pick to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, along with the eighth overall pick, for punter Jamie Boreham and the second and fourth overall picks in the 2010 draft.[2] To ensure that they would be able to select Greenwood, they then traded their newly acquired fourth overall pick to the BC Lions for the third overall pick.[3] With the trade made official, the Toronto Argonauts selected Greenwood with the third overall pick in the draft.[4]

Kansas City Chiefs

On May 18, 2010, it was announced that Greenwood had signed a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.[5][6] Following the Chiefs' 2010 training camp, Greenwood was listed on the team's active roster and depth chart as a third-string middle linebacker and third-string long snapper.[7][8] In 2011, Greenwood would finish the season with 13 tackles. On May 2, 2013 Greenwood was released by the Chiefs.

Detroit Lions

Greenwood signed with the Detroit Lions on May 6, 2013.[9] On August 19, 2013, he was waived/injured by the Lions.[10] On August 20, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on August 8, 2014.[11]

Toronto Argonauts

On October 28, 2014, Greenwood signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Greenwood only appeared in 2 games for the Argonauts during the 2014 campaign and only playing on special teams. He recorded 2 special teams tackles in both games. Greenwood saw an increased role for the double-blue in 2015, playing in 8 games and contributing 33 defensive tackles, 3 special teams tackles, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. Greenwood had a bit of a breakout season in 2016, despite missing a number of games due to a knee injury he suffered in August.[12] He accumulated 70 tackles in only 12 games. After not being re-signed by the Argos following the season Greenwood became a free agent on February 14, 2017.

Edmonton Eskimos

On March 8, 2017, Greenwood signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.[13] He tore his anterior cruciate ligament on the first day of training camp and missed the entire 2017 CFL season. He was then released on March 14, 2018.[14]

Calgary Stampeders

On September 12, 2018, Greenwood as signed by the Calgary Stampeders.[15] Greenwood was brought in to add Canadian depth and special teams play; in 6 games on the active roster, Greenwood made 2 tackles and 5 special teams tackles. In the playoffs, which culminated in the Stampeders winning the 106th Grey Cup, Greenwood had three more special teams tackles. Prior to free agency, Greenwood signed a one year extension.[16]


  1.[dead link] Queen's linebacker Shomari Williams tops CFL draft rankings
  2. "ARGOS AGREE TO TRADE TOP PICK IN 2010 DRAFT TO ROUGHRIDERS". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.
  3. "Lions and Argos complete draft day trade".
  4. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found. Argos take Cory Greenwood at #3
  5. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found. Chiefs sign rookie free agent LB Cory Greenwood
  6. Argos draft pick Greenwood signs with chiefs
  7. Kansas City Chiefs depth chart
  8. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found. Kansas City Chiefs active roster
  9. Cory Greenwood and Derek Hardman add depth at positions of need Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  10. Meinke, Kyle (August 19, 2013). "Detroit Lions continue roster shakeup by signing TE Cameron Morrah". Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  11. Rothstein, Michael. "Detroit Lions release Cory Greenwood". ESPN. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  12. "Greenwood could miss up to five weeks" (in en-CA).
  13. "Esks sign national Cory Greenwood". 2017-03-08.
  14. Eskimos release LB Cory Greenwood
  15. "Stamps add LB Cory Greenwood to practice roster". 2018-09-12.

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