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Hat native Stan Schwartz called to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

By Medicine Hat News on March 23, 2017.

Stan Schwartz, who has involved with football in Canada for five decades, talks to media before his induction as a builder into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask., Wednesday, March 22, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Medicine Hat native Stan Schwartz is heading to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

The former Calgary Stampeders president is among six Canadian Football League greats named on Thursday morning as the induction class of 2017.

Schwartz is joined by standout players Kelvin Anderson, Anthony Calvillo, Mike O’Shea and Geroy Simon, as well as University of Saskatchewan Huskies coach Brian Towriss.

The ceremony will take place on Sept. 15 at the Hall of Fame Game in Hamilton and further celebrations will take place prior to the 105th Grey Cup game in Ottawa in November.

Schwartz joined the Stampeders in 1976 where he served as assistant coach, and he eventually became the club’s president in 1996.  The Stamps appeared in eight Grey Cup games during his time, winning five. He was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005, and is a member of the Medicine Hat sports wall of fame.

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