Leo Blanchard
No. 59
Born: (1955-03-12) March 12, 1955 (age 67)
Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)G
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight260 lb (120 kg)
UniversityAlberta
Career history
As player
1979–1987Edmonton Eskimos
1988British Columbia Lions
1988–1991Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1983, 1986
CFL West All-Star1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990
Career stats
Fumble Recoveries2

Leo Blanchard (born March 12, 1955, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played between 1979 and 1991 in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Edmonton Eskimos, but also for the Calgary Stampeders.[1] Blanchard grew up in Edmonton, and played football in high school at Queen Elizabeth Composite High School.[2] Blanchard played Canadian university football for the Alberta Golden Bears between 1977-78.[3] He played for the Eskimos from 1979-87.[4] He was named CFL All-Star every year from 1982 to 1986[5][6][7] and was a part of five Grey Cup championship teams with the Eskimos.[2] He later worked as offensive line coach for the junior Victoria Rebels.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Golden Bears' football history". University of Alberta. Retrieved 16 November 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Newman keeps defying all odds". Edmonton Journal. April 29, 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Golden Bears Football". goldenbearsfootball.ca. Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos - Locker Player History". esks.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Bombers Dominate West All-star Team". The Montreal Gazette. November 2, 1984. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Lions, Bombers Dominate Western All-star Team". Ottawa Citizen. November 6, 1985. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Pick Nine Stamps Western All-stars". The Windsor Star. November 20, 1986. Retrieved 15 November 2010.