John Glassford (Canadian football)

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John Glassford
No. 76
Born:June 5, 1953
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight220 lb (100 kg)
CollegeWilfrid Laurier University
Career history
As player
1977–82Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards1981 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

John Glassford is a former award-winning linebacker in the Canadian Football League playing 6 seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders.[1]

A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Glassford played on the Golden Hawks' Yates Cup winning team in 1973. He joined Ottawa in 1977 and played 96 games, never missing a regular season game. In 1981 he played in the classic Grey Cup game, a Rider last second loss to the Edmonton Eskimos and was named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player. In 1981 he had one QB sack, a pass reception for 5 yards and a 2-point convert.[2] He intercepted 2 passes in 1982.

He was inducted into the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawk Hall of Fame in 1991.[3] He now owns Glassford Chrysler in Ingersoll, Ontario.[4]