The Canadian Football League mourned on Friday with the news of the death of Chris Schultz

A larger than life man who won the Gray Cup with the Toronto Argonauts in 1991 and was named to the Argos all-time team in 2007, Schultz became a popular CFL analyst at The Fan 590 and TSN out of the game after his retirement

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

During his tenure with the Boatmen, the 6-foot-8 Schultz cemented his place as one of the best offensive tackles in the game and was named a CFL All-Star in 1987 and 1988

“Chris Schultz was made to play soccer, or soccer was made for Chris Schultz,” said Michael (Pinball) Clemons, Argos general manager. “Either way it was a symbiotic relationship. It would probably be fair to say that football was his first love

“His passion echoed on the radio, television, exercising kids, or walking the dog. He was always ready to talk about football! His friends, family and teammates were all in his locker room where there is a lot of loyalty

“My good friend John Candy and I have spoken about Schultzy many times. I am disappointed that he had more to give and my hope is that he knew how much he was loved. I am hugging the Argonaut and CFL today. Family warm ”

As a broadcaster, Schultz’s enthusiasm for the game was unmistakable and his knowledge was clear Schultz was a valued ambassador for the CFL game all along

My goal is to stop by and talk to Chris Schultz every time I’ve been in the Argos locker room.He always had something interesting, if not unusual, to say.We worked together later at TSN, on Gray Cups, Super Bowls and Football Friday’s Worked I Love the Big Man Always Will

“He was a great soccer player, a great television commentator with a curious mind and a big heart,” tweeted Sun sports columnist Steve Simmons. “I made it my goal every time I was in the Argos locker room , stop by and talk to Chris Schultz. He always had something interesting, if not unusual, to say, ”

A larger than life personality on and off the field. A great player, broadcaster, friend and ambassador for the game RIP Schultzy 💙 ImageTwittercom / Ooj43XyQxg

Another former great Argos player, Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea made a publication through the Bombers

“On behalf of our organization, I want to express the sadness we share with the Toronto Argonauts organization, everyone at TSN and everyone in the media, and everyone else at CFL who knew Chris,” said O’Shea “Personally, I liked Schultzy very much and found that he always did an excellent job, was well prepared and, above all, took care of the CFL intensively

“Whether he was an opponent, saw him in stadiums across Canada, or had the chance to hang out with him outside of the game, all of these are memories that I will forever cherish. The CFL is full of countless men and Women who make it spectacular and we lost one of them yesterday ”

I’m devastated to learn that our friend Chris Schultz died of a heart attack yesterday He was 61 years oldSchultzy was bigger than life in many waysCFL and NFLEhe played in bothHe covered bothHe loved bothHis life was a football lifeOne, I’ll never forget RIP Big Man PictureTwittercom / CJmggtdBCt

Chris Schultz didn’t seek attention, but his physical presence always turned heads.In Canada, he was also recognizable on TV.But if he got up in a restaurant during a Super Bowl week, you could see heads spinning, because everyone could only tell that they were a former player

Shocked at the death of Chris Schultz (ex NFL / CFL) Chris spent many years as a football analyst at TSN but started working for The Fan at PTS A True Gentle Giant! REST IN PEACE

Schultzy was a character, a great storyteller. His size was intimidating, but he was a gentle giant. Years ago, he would often sit next to me in the TSN newsroom preparing his Risky Business NFL tips, long-fisted and precise on what he wanted to say A real original

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