"Reed" Limited Edition Print
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This drawing was inspired by the legendary George Reed, considered by many to be the greatest running back in CFL history. In November, 2006, Reed was voted #2 on (Canadian Sports Network) TSN's list of the CFL's Top 50 players of the modern era. Reed played his entire 13 year professional football career (1963-1975), 203 games in all, for the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders and his #34 jersey is one of eight that has been retired by the club. By the time he retired, Reed held career records in rushing yards (16,116), rushing touchdowns (134), and touchdowns (137). Reed's rushing yards total has since been surpassed by National Football League stars Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, and, in 2004 by CFL star Mike Pringle. Pringle tied Reed's total of 137 career touchdowns, and George Reed still holds the CFL rushing for touchdowns record with 134. George Reed was voted the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1965 and in 1976 he was the inaugural winner of the Tom Pate Memorial Trophy for playing ability and community service. Between 1972 and 1981, Reed was President of the CFL Player?s Association. He was the MVP of the 54th Grey Cup of 1966, as Saskatchewan defeated Ottawa, his sole Grey Cup win. On October 9, 1973 in Regina, Saskatchewan, George Reed was honored with the unique proclamation of October 9 as George Reed Day. A naturalized Canadian citizen, Reed was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1978, Canada's highest civilian honour, and in 1979 was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
These Original Sized 16"x20" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 534 to pay tribute to the #34 George Reed wore during his illustrious career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.