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Former CFL lineman and analyst Chris Schultz dies at age 61

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Former CFL lineman and analyst Chris Schultz dies at age 61

Courtesy of The Sports Network

Long-time CFL and NFL offensive lineman Chris Schultz has died after suffering a heart attack.

The native of Burlington was 61.

The Toronto Argonauts confirmed the death Friday (Mar. 5).

Picked by Dallas in the seventh round of the 1983 NFL draft after a college career at Arizona, the six-foot-eight Schultz was with the Cowboys from 1983 to 1986 before returning home to play for the Argonauts.

Schultz was twice a CFL all-star during a nine-year playing career with the Argos.

Schultz was named to the Argos’ all-time team in 2007.

After his playing career, Schultz did broadcasting work with TSN and the Argos’ radio team.

Schultz was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

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