Chris Schultz, former Argo and TSN analyst, dies at 61

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Chris Schultz

by Terry Koshan

March 5, 2021

The Canadian Football League was in mourning on Friday with the news of the death of Chris Schultz.

Schultz died on Thursday, reportedly of a heart attack, at the age of 61.

A larger-than-life man who won the Grey Cup in 1991 with the Toronto Argonauts and was named to the Argos’ all-time team in 2007, Schultz became a popular CFL analyst on The Fan 590 and TSN following his retirement from the game.

A native of Burlington, Ont., Schultz played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round in 1983. Following three seasons in the National Football League, Schultz in 1986 joined the Argos, who had drafted him in 1982.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Even though I was never an Argonaut fan, Chris Schultz was alright. He was very good on TSN CFL Footballl coverage. Lots of colourful character and brains on the sport of football. RIP Mr. Schultz and my blessing go to his family.

  2. Very sad indeed. A bright and knowledgeable football analyst who covered every corner of the sport.

    Great CFL supporter and alumni.

    Blessings to his family, friends and broadcast partners. RIP Chris…

  3. R.I.P.

    Yes indeed he was bright knowledgeable, insightful, and he was a great communicator, he was very fan friendly and certainly appeared to be a great person .

    Sad and far too soon .

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