Former Ticat Dave Lane dead at 65

Dave Lane, a former player and president of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats alumni association, has died. He was 65.

Lane was the longtime executive director of the John Howard Society of Hamilton Burlington and Area, an organization dedicated to providing services for members of the community who have come into conflict with the law or are at risk of doing so.

Educated at the University of Guelph, McMaster and the University of Toronto, Lane played three seasons at defensive back for Guelph, earning all-Canadian honours and a nomination for the Hec Crighton Trophy as the country’s most outstanding player in 1974. He was inducted into the University of Guelph Hall of Fame in 1986.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected Lane in the seventh round of the 1974 CFL Draft and he played one game the following season. He was an active member of the team’s alumni association and also served as treasurer of the CFL Alumni Association.


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