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Sandy Annunziata
No. 54
Born: (1969-10-11) October 11, 1969 (age 50)
Fort Erie, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)G
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight300 lb (140 kg)
UniversityWestern Ontario
CFL draft1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 39
Drafted byCalgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
19951996Edmonton Eskimos
19971999Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2000Hamilton Tiger-Cats
20002004Toronto Argonauts
2005Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star2002
Career stats
Tackles7
Special Team Tackles2
Fumbles3
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca (archive)

Sandy Annunziata (born October 11, 1969) is a former offensive guard and Centre in the Canadian Football League.

Football careerEdit

Annunziata played four years at The University of Western Ontario (1989–1992), and was a member of their Vanier Cup winning team. He was also named to OUAA 1st team all-star selection in 1992. Sandy won two Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts in 2004 and the Edmonton Eskimos in 2005 during 11-year career in CFL. Signed by Edmonton in 1995, Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1997, Toronto 2000 and Edmonton in 2005, in an 11-year professional football career he played in 166 games.

Post-football careerEdit

Annunziata was elected as a town councillor in the 2006 municipal elections in Fort Erie.

In the 2014 municipal elections Annunziata was elected a Regional Councillor for Fort Erie serving his first term on Niagara Regional Council. He was elected chairman of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority in January, 2017. He ran for re-election in the 2018 municipal elections and was defeated, finishing second. He was subsequently not recommended by Fort Erie for reappointment as their representative to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Board of Directors.

Annunziata serves as CEO of Body Science Ltd., an athlete management, media prep and consulting firm. Before starting his company in 2007, he enjoyed an 11-year professional football career in the CFL winning 2 Grey Cups and multiple individual awards. Upon retirement, he has transitioned to television and radio media as a commentator, colour analyst for TSN, a writer and columnist for Yahoo! Sports and a current event, political pundit for Newstalk 1010.

Annunziata has been actively involved in youth sports as a mentor, coach and volunteer for the past 20 years. In 2004, he created Project 65, an anti-bullying campaign that he has brought to over 75 Niagara schools.

He is a past chapter President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and a member of several community boards including the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, Niagara Community Foundation and the Head Injury Association of Fort Erie.

A graduate from King's College at The University of Western Ontario.

In 2009, Annunziata also co-hosted Inside The Argos, a weekly hour-long radio show on The Fan 590, every Wednesday with host Mike Hogan. From 2011-13 he served as the colour analyst during TSN Radio 1050's broadcast of Toronto Argonaut games with play-by-play voice, Mike Hogan. The former offensive lineman with co-host Jim Tatti, take you beyond the field and inside the locker room during Countdown to Kickoff for pre-game, halftime and post-game analysis for all Argo games.

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