Dale Potter

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Dale Potter
No. 30
Born: (1949-11-09) November 9, 1949 (age 70)
Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)LB
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
UniversityOttawa
Career history
As player
1973Winnipeg Blue Bombers
19741983Edmonton Eskimos
1984Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1980
CFL West All-Star1980
Awards1980 Grey Cup MVP (Defence)
1980 Dick Suderman Trophy

Dale William Potter[1] (born November 9, 1949) was a star linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

Potter played his university football with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees, of whom he was made captain in 1972 and for whom he was named 1971 most valuable player.[2] He began a 12-year career with the Eskimos in 1974. During this time, he was paired with Danny Kepley and Tom Towns for eight years, forming a linebacking unit that would lead Edmonton to 7 Grey Cups and 6 Grey Cup victories. Potter won Defensive Player of the Game and all star in 1980. He would finish his career in 1984 with the Toronto Argonauts, playing 5 games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ottawasporthalloffame.ca/inductees/dale-william-potter/
  2. ^ Ferguson, Bob (7 December 1971). "Dale Potter wins double honor". Ottawa Citizen.