Brian Fryer

Inducted in 2013

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College Team: University of Alberta
Brian Fryer was a three time Canada West All-Star when he played for the University of Alberta. During his four seasons at the University, Fryer finished second all-time in Canada West history in the following categories; Most receiving yards in a season with 1,068 (Canada West record during 1975), Most receptions in a season with 58 (Canada West record during 1975), Most receiving touchdowns in a season with 14, Most receiving yards with 2,655, and Most receptions with 136.

       Some of Fryer’s university highlights include him scoring five all-purpose touchdowns in a single game during the 1973 season. During the 1974 season, Fryer was the first player in CIAU (now the CIS) history to have over 1,000 yards, and he also set the single game record for receiving yards with 227. Fryer’s final achievement of his university days was winning the inaugural Bill Woywitka Trophy for being the Most Valuable Player on his team.

       Once Fryer’s playing days with the University of Alberta were over, he was selected by the Washington Redskins 234th overall in the NFL Draft, where he signed a three-year deal with Washington and became the first Canadian trained at a Canadian university to be drafted and signed by a NFL team. In 1978, Fryer signed with the Edmonton Eskimos and was part of the Eskimos dynasty that won five straight Grey Cups.

       Since Fryer’s retirement, he has been the Executive Director of Football Alberta and in 2008; he was inducted into the Alberta High School Sports Hall of Fame.


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College Team: University of Alberta



Playing Career
Edmonton Eskimos
1978 - 1985
Ottawa Rough Riders
1985

Awards/Honours

—All-Canada West Running Back
1973

—All-Canada West Wide Receiver
1974

—All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1974

—All-Canada West Flanker
1975

—All-Canadian Flanker
1975

—HEC Crighton Winner
1975

—Hardy Cup Participation
1972

—Churchill Bowl Participation
1972

—Vanier Cup Participation
1972

—Hardy Cup Winning Team
1972

—Churchill Bowl Winning Team
1972

—Vanier Cup Winning Team
1972


Class of 2013
—Dan Ferrone
—Brian Fryer
—Miles Gorrell
—Earl Winfield
—John "Jake" Ireland
—Don Loney