Peterborough native Greg Knox’s accomplished football career is highlighted by countless individual honours and punctuated with championships at every level he played.
Growing up, Greg was an exceptional all-round athlete, playing all-star hockey and baseball. He didn’t start playing organized football until he was in Grade 12 at Adam Scott CVI in 1986 and was chosen MVP of the team that won the COSSA Championship that year. Greg starred at Wilfred Laurier University where he capped his college career in 1991 with the Vanier Cup, emblematic of Canadian University Football supremacy.
Beginning in 1992, Greg played seven years in the Canadian Football League as a free safety with the Calgary Stampeders and was on Grey Cup winners in 1992 and 1998. Known as a fierce tackler and ball hawk with an uncanny ability to read developing plays, Greg was a two-time CFL All-Star and became captain of the Stampeder defence. In 1994, he led the Stampeders with 66 tackles, was second in the CFL in interceptions with 10 including one he returned a team-record of 111 yards for a touchdown. He was nominated for Outstanding Canadian Player in the CFL and for the Tom Pate Memorial Award which recognizes an outstanding player in the league for sportsmanship, dedication to the league, his club and community.
In 1992, Greg was named Peterborough’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year.