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Pete Ohler
Date of birth: 1940/1941 (age 78–79)
Place of birth: Canada
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): QB
High school: Vancouver (BC)
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Passing Comp     115
Passing Att     198
Passing Yards     1307
Passing TDs     4


Peter Ohler is a former Canadian football quarterback who played five seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Ohler first enrolled at Wenatchee Community College before transferring to the University of Washington. He attended Vancouver College in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2] Ohler was also a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was a member of the BC lions team that won the 52nd Grey Cup.[3][4][5][6]

Professional careerEdit

BC LionsEdit

Ohler joined the BC Lions in 1963.[6]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Ohler was picked in an equalization draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1964 but retired.[4]

BC LionsEdit

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers traded Ohler to the BC Lions for Wayne Dennis and Ray Osbourne on October 1, 1964.[7] The Lions advanced to the 52nd Grey Cup where they beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34-24 on November 28, 1964. Ohler threw a touchdown pass in the game after recovering a botched field goal attempt.[5][6]

Ohler did not play in 1965 and 1966 but signed with the Lions on May 5, 1967.[8] He played with the Lions til 1969.[6]

In his later life, Ohler has memory loss and migraines as a result of concussions suffered in his football career.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "History of VC Football". vc.bc.ca. http://www.vc.bc.ca/Football/History-of-VC-Football. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. "Knight Air Ace Hits Rams, 43-12". The Spokesman-Review. October 10, 1960. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=k6pWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I-gDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3510,3636984&dq=pete+ohler&hl=en. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. "1964 BC Lions (M)". bcsportshalloffame.com. http://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/inductees/inductees/bio?id=30&type=team. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Pete Ohler Quits Pro Grid Game". The Spokesman-Review. June 6, 1964. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e7cyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_PEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1835,1642312&dq=pete+ohler&hl=en. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Lions exact revenge in Grey Cup cat fight". cfl.ca. http://cfl.ca/greycupcentral/year/1964. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Pete Ohler". cflapedia.com. http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/o/ohler_pete.htm. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. "Lions Land Pete Ohler". Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. October 1, 1964. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MMULAAAAIBAJ&sjid=plYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2707,74385&dq=pete+ohler&hl=en. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  8. "Pete Ohler signs with Lions". The Leader-Post. May 6, 1967. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GulUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=hDwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2473,1454923&dq=pete+ohler&hl=en. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. https://web.archive.org/web/20151117113002/http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=248d8043-a28a-416f-998b-1250bf55b953. Retrieved 2014-09-14.

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