REGINA — It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, alongside its fans and the entire CFL community, mourns the death of one of its greatest players of all time, George Reed.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2023/10/01/roughriders-cfl-mourn-the-passing-of-the-legendary-george-reed
That’s too bad. George did alot of good for the community and fans always cheer when he’s put on the big screen at games.
RIP Mr. Reed and thank you for all you did.
One of the best Running Back’s of all time on either side of the border…
Very sad news. He was such a class act and community oriented stalwart.
The world is a diminished place without him.
I remember when I first started going to football games in 1969 at Empire Stadium to watch the Roughriders play. George Reed was awesome when running the football. In 1970 us kids sat on the grass behind the west end zone, after the game we ran onto the football field to get autographs. At the 25 yard line is where I got Jack Abendschan’s autograph, excitement indeed.
Never got to watch George play (too young). But judging from what I’ve read, I would have enjoyed doing so. Well done George. RIP.
One of the all time great gone.
Reed passed away Sunday, one day before his 84th birthday, after a long and beautiful life that included incredible success both on and off the football field.
He was widely known as one of greatest
Yes one of the greatest, and a class act on top of it.
Condolences. He was playing when
I started watching CFL circa 1970. Never heard anything negative about him as a person and he was of course an all time great player.
For interest’s sake I’ll link the thread you started for his 83rd birthday about a year ago. His former teammate Wayne Shaw made several posts in that thread.
George Reid was a player that sure got my attention - as a Cat fan, he made life hard on them. He was a great back and one who never brought dishonour to the game or to his team. Many today could learn from him - he will be missed
That’s what I remember about George Reed too. He and Ron Lancaster were a class act. We hated their guts for upsetting us in the '72 final (boy was I upset) but there was no denying their squeaky clean image.
R.I.P. George Reed.
Funny thing is that very same game that got you so upset made me elated. I was a kid at the time but we had one neighbor who was a HUGE bomber fan. I organized a celebration party … on his front lawn. Took him 10 minutes to come join us.
He asked me what would have happened
If the bombers won and I told him his garage would have possibly caught fire. But I was young and foolish back then and did not know one should not telegraph future crimes
This should have been your lead story, not those worthless power rankings!
Feels like losing family.
R.I.P. #34 #riderroyalty.
One of the greatest (if not THE greatest) to ever step on the field.
Not nearly as well known was his great work with the Players Association and subsequent business ventures in Alberta.
Love the sign just outside of Regina signifying how far that point was from the then Taylor Field using Reed’s career rushing yards. A must see for all hardcore CFL fans
In my opinion George Reed was the best running back ever and he was even known as a great ambassador for football and in the community. Rest in peace Mr. Reed. You will be missed by many.
Rest in Peace Mr. Reed. You were a fantastic Footballer and an even better person.
This is sad news. I’m a lifelong Ticat fan but as a kid, two of my favourite players were Reed and Ron Lancaster. I was lucky to see them play in the 1972 Cup in Hamilton. Reed was an exceptional player and human being. Sympathy to his family and the Rider family.