Keith Gary

Keith Gary was another of the high profile American college players that the Alouettes went after in the early 1980s.  Out of Oklahoma, Gary was a first round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in tghe 1981 CFL draft, but was lured North to play for the Alouettes for two seasons from 1981 to 1982.  1981 was the year of the failed Vince Ferragamo experiment in Montreal, and 1982 wasn't much bet ter.  Gary played a total of 20 games in the new seasons for the Alouettes, recording 9.5 quarterback sacks. Partway through the 1982 season the Concordes, as the Alouettes had been renamed, decuded Gart didn't fit into their future plans.  It was more a case of the cash strapped team not being able to afford Gary's salary than a lack of talent. After 1982, Gary returned to the States and played six seasons with the Steelers from 1983 to 1988, recording a total of 25 quarterback sacks.

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Steelers Lose Gary to Montreal - July 8, 1981

Noll Says Keith Gary Not Steelers Type - July 14, 1981

Gary Main Topic With Pittsburgh - July 20, 1981

Gary Not Sorry He Chose Alouettes - December 5, 1981

Gary May Be Steeler Yet - February 25, 1982

Steelers Still Have Opportunity to Tackle Gary - April 1, 1982

Gary Released From Hospital - June 28, 1982

Gary Done With Concordes - September 14, 1982

Gary Interested In Joining Steelers - February 15, 1983

Gary Comes to Terms With Steelers - April 18, 1983



GP, Tackles, Knockdowns and Sacks
Year Team GP T ST Total TFL Yds KD Sacks Yds
1981 MON 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.5
1982 MON 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

No defensive tackle or knockdown stats were kept during these years.


1988 Topps Keith Garry

Keith Garry

1982 Jogo Keith Garry

1988 Topps Keith Garry

1988 Topps Keith Garry

1988 Topps Keith Garry