Jul 18, 2018
Angus Reid is somebody who found a way to make his dream a reality. Angus has just recently retired from professional football after playing 13 years for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. The Richmond Born native played in 200 professional games placing him in the top 5 all time for games played by a BC Lion. Throughout his career, Angus has been a 3-time all-star, 2-time Grey Cup Champion and 5-time team captain.
A long shot to make it. Too short and way too small by all pro football measurables, Angus beat the odds. He didn’t even begin playing football until the eleventh grade. He then missed three of his five collegiate seasons with a severe stomach ailment, making it back for his senior season and becoming only the 6th All American in school history.
Angus became the 4th overall pick in the 2001 CFL college draft by the Toronto Argonauts, only to be cut by them following his first training camp. It has been through sheer relentlessness and determination that Angus was able to not only fulfill his seemingly impossible dream, but also be able to do it longer than almost anybody else.
Today Angus has become much more than simply a football star. He is a true fixture in his community. He has written a weekly newspaper column for the Vancouver Province, hosted a radio show on the team 1040 and is currently the host of Global TV's "CrimeStoppers" and "The Monday Morning Blitz". He speaks non-stop across both Canada and the U.S to businesses, schools and Sports teams on what it really takes to make your dreams a reality. He lives with his wife and son in metro Vancouver.