This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.Find sources: "Chris Flynn" Canadian football – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Chris Flynn
Born: (1966-11-17) November 17, 1966 (age 55)
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 byJordan Gagner Hec Crighton Trophy winner 1988, 1989, 1990 Succeeded byTim Tindale