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Brian Fryer bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Brian Fryer

Playing Career

University of Alberta Golden Bears
1972 - 1975

Awards and Honours

All-Canada West Flanker
1975 (1)

All-Canada West Running Back
1973 (1)

All-Canada West Wide Receiver
1974 (1)

All-Canadian Flanker
1975 (1)

All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1974 (1)

Hec Crighton trophy
1975 (1)

Vanier Cup Participation
1972 (1)

Vanier Cup Winning Team(s)
1972 (1)

Brian Fryer was a three time Canada West All-Star when he played for the University of Alberta. During his four seasons at the University, Fryer finished second all-time in Canada West history in the following categories; Most receiving yards in a season with 1,068 (Canada West record during 1975), Most receptions in a season with 58 (Canada West record during 1975), Most receiving touchdowns in a season with 14, Most receiving yards with 2,655, and Most receptions with 136.

Some of Fryer's university highlights include him scoring five all-purpose touchdowns in a single game during the 1973 season. During the 1974 season, Fryer was the first player in CIAU (now the CIS) history to have over 1,000 yards, and he also set the single game record for receiving yards with 227. Fryer's final achievement of his University days was winning the inaugural Bill Woywitka Trophy for being the Most Valuable Player on the Golden Bears.

Once Fryer's university playing days were over, he was selected by the Washington Redskins 234th overall in the NFL Draft, where he signed a three-year deal with them and became the first Canadian trained at a Canadian university to be drafted and signed by a NFL team. In 1978, Fryer signed with the Edmonton Eskimos and was part of the Eskimos dynasty that won five straight Grey Cups.

Since Fryer's retirement, he has been the Executive Director of Football Alberta.

Bryan Fryer is also inducted intob the Alberta High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2013 as a player.

Class of 2013

Dan FerroneBrian FryerMiles GorrellJohn IrelandDon LoneyEarl Winfield

Football Reporters of Canada

Bill SelnesMark Stephen

Fryer, Brian
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