Jeff Avery

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Jeff Avery
Born: (1953-03-28) March 28, 1953 (age 69)[1]
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
CFL Draft1976 / Round: Territorial exemption
Drafted byOttawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
19761982Ottawa Rough Riders
CFL East All-Star1977, 1978
Career stats

Jeff Avery (born March 28, 1953) is a former professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted as a territorial exemption in the 1976 CFL Draft by the Rough Riders and would win the Grey Cup with the team that same year. Avery played seven seasons for the Rough Riders, being named a CFL East All-Star in 1977 and 1978.[2] He played CIAU football for the Ottawa Gee-Gees where he won the 1975 Vanier Cup.[3] He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017 as a reporter.[4]


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  2. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry - Jeff Avery
  3. ^ 1975 Gee-Gees
  4. ^ "AVERY, CALCUTT TO BE INDUCTED INTO CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME". November 15, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.