Former Alabama State football star to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame

Former Alabama State football star to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame
Former Alabama State wide receiver will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former Alabama State football standout was selected for induction into the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame.

Terry Greer played at Alabama State from 1976 to 1979, and was the first player to win both the Super Bowl and Grey Cup. He was a 1980 draftee of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, but began his pro career that year in Toronto.

The former Alabama State star surpassed the 1,000-yard mark from 1982-85 and in 1983 became pro football’s first 2,000-yard receiver. That year he finished with 113 catches for 2,003 yards, averaging 17.7 yards per catch and caught eight touchdowns. Edmonton quarterback Warren Moon was the CFL’s most outstanding player that year, but Greer capped his record-setting season with the Grey Cup title.

He helped end a long 31-year championship drought by Toronto.

Greer left Toronto following the 1985 season for the NFL, playing with Cleveland (1986), San Francisco (1987-89) and Detroit (1990). He earned two Super Bowl rings with the 49ers – becoming the first player to achieve the championship honors in the CFL and NFL. He finished with 38 catches for 640 yards, averaging 18.2-yards per catch, with four touchdowns over 50 career games in the NFL.

Greer will be inducted on August 9 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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