Chris Flynn (Canadian football)

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Chris Flynn
Born: (1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 56)
Buckingham, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
UniversitySaint Mary's
CFL Draft1991 / Round: 5 / Pick: 35
Drafted byOttawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
1991–1992Montreal Machine (WLAF)
1996Ottawa Rough Riders
AwardsHec Crighton Trophy (1988, 1989, 1990)
Career stats

Chris Flynn (born November 17, 1966) is a former Canadian football quarterback and is the only player to win the Hec Crighton Trophy three times as the most valuable player in Canadian university football. He was a 3-time All Canadian with the Saint Mary's Huskies (Bachelor of Arts degree) and played for SMU from 1987-1990. He played for the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992, played and coached in France from 1993-96, and played for the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996. He was inducted into the Saint Mary's Hall of Fame in 2001,[1] inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2011,[2] and inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2015.[3] He was voted in a Sportsnet poll as the #1 university football player of the past 50 years. In 2019 Chris Flynn's #1 jersey was the first jersey retired in the 217 year history of Saint Mary's University.[4] In 2021 TSN's Gridiron Nation show voted Chris as the all-time Great Canadian Goat in Canadian University football history. In 1994 Flynn received a Medal of Honor for Courage and Bravery for saving a young woman from drowning in the Seine river in France.


  1. ^ "Chris Flynn part of NSSHOF 2015 Induction Liineup". Saint Mary's University. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. ^ "Chris Flynn". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 2011.
  3. ^ "Quarterback, hockey coach among N.S. Sport Hall of Fame inductees | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. ^ MacDonald, Glenn. "SMU fetes Flynn, retires No. 1 jersey | The Chronicle Herald". Retrieved 2021-01-07.
Preceded by Hec Crighton Trophy winner
1988, 1989, 1990
Succeeded by