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|Born:||February 16, 1960|
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
|Died:||March 4, 2021 (aged 61)|
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||277 lb (126 kg)|
|High school:||Burlington (ON) Aldershot|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 7 / Pick: 189|
|CFL Draft:||1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Christopher Schultz (February 16, 1960 – March 4, 2021) was a Canadian professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He primarily played with the CFL Toronto Argonauts. Schultz played college football at the University of Arizona. He was a sportscaster with Canadian sports television channel TSN.
Schultz attended Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario, where he was a part of 2 football championships. He also practiced basketball. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Arizona.
He was recruited by Arizona head coach Tony Mason as a defensive tackle, where he played his first three years. One of the strongest players on the team, he was converted into a left tackle as a senior.
Schultz was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft. He was also selected by the Arizona Wranglers in the 1983 USFL Territorial Draft. On August 21, 1984, he was placed on the injured reserve list. He was activated later in the year and played in 5 games on special teams. In 1984, he was lost for the season after injuring his right knee in the third preseason game.
After only playing in 5 games with no starts during his first two years, in 1985, Phil Pozderac injured his knee during the third game of the season, which opened the door for Schultz to start at left tackle, only to return to a backup role when Pozderac was healthy. He eventually regained the starting position from the thirteenth game until the playoffs, but struggled while playing against the Los Angeles Rams. He was waived on August 26, 1986.
In 1986, Schultz returned to Canada to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL), who owned his rights after drafting him in the first round of the 1982 CFL Draft. He played in 124 games for the Argos over his nine-year career. Schultz was named a CFL All-Star twice (1987, 1988), appeared in the Grey Cup in 1987 and was a member of the 1991 Grey Cup championship team.
In 2007, he was named to the Argonauts All-time team.
Schultz was a CFL football sportscaster on The Sports Network. He also co-hosted a weekly one-hour sports radio program on TSN 1050 in Toronto, called Football Sunday with Mike Hogan during the CFL and NFL seasons. He was also the NFL Insider for TSN.
On October 17, 2016, Schultz was part of a class inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where he spoke on the influence his father had on him.
Schultz died of a heart attack on March 4, 2021 at the age of 61.