Dave Cutler

Dave Cutler is the legendary Canadian Football League player who has been inducted in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as the best place-kicker in the history of Canadian football. Former all-star place kicker with the Edmonton Eskimos, he is also on the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Dave played 16 years with the Eskimos. He was voted the field goal kicker on the CFL's First 50 years All-Star Team and held at one time 26 CFL records. He was also a member of 6 Grey Cup winning teams including being an essential part of their great 5 in-a-row (1978 to 1982) dynasty. His kick with only seconds remaining in the 1981 Grey Cup game played between Edmonton and Ottawa capped one of the most dramatic come-backs in Grey Cup history.

During his football career, Dave was also a High School teacher and counsellor and later transitioned to media and marketing sales for radio, newspaper and television. He is currently Senior Account Manager for two Jim Pattison Group Radio Stations "The Q" and "The Zone." Dave is very active in the community and is currently involved with the Canadian Sport Pacific Board (Incubator of the Olympic Program), the Braefoot Community Association Board and the Firstar Sports Apparel Advisory Board. He is also a kicking coach and mentors young football players.

Dave is a member of the Simon Fraser University Sports Hall of Fame, the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour, and in 1998 was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.



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