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Tony Proudfoot nominated posthumously for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Tony Proudfoot

UNB alumnus Tony Proudfoot (BPE’71, DSc’08) has been nominated posthumously for a Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame induction.

The former CFL all-star player, author and coach was nominated by CJAD 800, a radio station in Montreal.

CJAD 800 talks about Proudfoot as 'a true Canadian Hero' who deserves to be honoured and recognized for his courage, particularly for his role in helping to save lives the day of the Dawson College shootings.

Proudfoot died in 2010, at the age of 61, from amytrophic lateral scierosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Even after his death, his legacy has helped to inspire a cure for ALS through initatives like the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Letters of support on the CJAD 800 page refer to Proudfoot as 'a guy that was easy to cheer for' and 'an inspiration.'

In an interview with The Toronto Star, Proudfoot’s former colleague Rick Moffat spoke at great length about his courageous friend.

“Tony was a true Renaissance man,” Moffat, who is spearheading the effort to get Proudfoot into the Hall, told The Star. “And the most humble hero I’ve ever met.”

Read more at The Toronto Star.

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