Reed, George Robert

George Robert Reed, football player (b in Mississippi 2 Oct 1939). Reed was a slashing, determined fullback with the SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 1962-75. He set 44 Canadian Football League records, including 16 116 yards gained, 137 touchdowns, 11 seasons of over 1000 yards, and 300 passes caught for 2772 yards. A CFL all-star 9 times and Schenley outstanding player in 1965, he was also president of the CFL Players' Assn and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1979. He began the George Reed Foundation for the Handicapped and his contributions as a citizen of Saskatchewan were recognized by the province in 1973 and by the country in 1978 when he was made a member of the Order of Canada.