Canadian Football Legends
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Tony Proudfoot

Tony Proudfoot: author, teacher, Canadian Football League (CFL) champion, broadcaster and hero. Remembered for his role in the 1977 Grey Cup Game at icy Olympic Stadium, where he happened upon a workman's staple gun, and shot staples though his teammates shoes, to give them traction-and their win over the Edmonton Eskimos.

Up until 2007, Proudfoot was a sports broadcaster, covering the Montreal Alouettes on CJAD radio. Proudfoot has also written a book about excellence in football, entitled First and Goal.

In the midst of the 2006 Dawson College shooting rampage in Montreal, Tony left his classroom to aid a wounded victim, placing his own life at risk. And most recently, although suffering from a crippling disease, Tony refuses to lose his zest -saying his fate has been decided, but not his life as he works tirelessly against Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). Tony's battle came to an end in December 2010.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame-Media Wing in 2008

Class of 2008




John BonkMichael ClemonsDoug FlutieMike PringleTom Shepherd

Football Reporters of Canada




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