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Garry Lefebvre
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-11-12) November 12, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Garry Lefebvre (born November 12, 1944) is a former award winning and Grey Cup champion Canadian Football League player with the Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes at the wide receiver and punter positions.

Professional career Edit

After being injured in high school, Lefebvre starred with the Edmonton Wildcats for 3 seasons before joining the Edmonton Eskimos in 1966. Playing 16 games and catching 9 passes for an impressive 25.3 yards average and 3 touchdowns, he won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as best rookie in the Western Conference. After 2 more season in Edmonton, Lefebvre was disappointed to learn he was traded to the last place Montreal Alouettes. His unfortunately short 1970 season was redeemed by a Grey Cup victory, in which he caught the final touchdown. Returning to the Eskimos, he was the Dick Suderman Trophy winner for best Canadian in a Grey Cup loss to the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1973. His best season was 1974, when he caught 36 passes for 575 yards and played in the Grey Cup, losing to Montreal. In 1975 he won his second Grey Cup ring, again against Montreal.[1]

While mostly a receiver, Lefebvre was also a first string punter, punting 83 times in 1968, 102 times in 1973, 103 times in 1974, and 127 times in his final season. He could also play defensive back, intercepting 7 passes and returning 2 for touchdowns (both in 1967.) Finally, he attempted 2 passes during his career, completing both.

Career regular season statistics Edit

CFL Statistics Receiving Punting Interceptions
Year Team GP Rec Yards Y/R Lg TD PuntsYdsAve.SIntYdsAveLgTD
1966 Edmonton Eskimos 16 9 228 25.355 3000000000
1967 Edmonton Eskimos 16 13 336 25.8 742413032.5029145.5532
1968 Edmonton Eskimos 15 19 319 16.8 59383323939.0200000
1969 Edmonton & Montreal 13 18 357 19.8 5812487336.4000000
1970 Montreal Alouettes 2 1 14 14.0 140000000000
1971 Montreal Alouettes 9 20 294 14.7 43130114938.3100000
1972 Edmonton Eskimos 16 1 12 12.0 120103398438.704307.5280
1973 Edmonton Eskimos 16 18 335 18.6 43 4102423941.2211414.0140
1974 Edmonton Eskimos 16 36 576 16.0 66 3103421140.9100000
1975 Edmonton Eskimos 1 2 93 46.5 831415338.3000000
1976 Edmonton Eskimos 16 16 293 18.3 483127500539.4100000
Total 136 153 2857 18.7 83 210000713419.2532

Personal Edit

He is married to Sandi and they have 4 children: Cheri, Brad, Julie and Jesse.

He is a long standing founding member of Athletes in Action, joining them in 1972.

Lefebvre built and directed Canada's first Circle Square youth ranch in Halkirk, Alberta, where he and his family served for eight years. After founding and pastoring a small church in Kelowna, BC in 1988, Garry returned to Edmonton in 1992 as director of the 100 Huntley Street counselling center. In 1995, he brought the ministry of Athletes International Ministries to Canada, where he is presently Executive Director. In January 2009, he became the Regional Co-ordinator of Edmonton and area for Promise Keepers Canada.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] CFLAPDIA

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