The Canadian Football League Players’ Association is saddened to learn of the passing of former player and past president Ed Chalupka.
“The CFLPA family is mourning the passing of former players’ association president Ed Chalupka. He was a champion who will be remembered for his leadership and preservation of the values of the game. Our thoughts are with his family,” said Brian Ramsay, CFLPA Executive Director.
Chalupka served as CFLPA president from 1981 to 1986. He played seven CFL seasons as an offensive lineman, all with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, from 1970 to 1976 and won a Grey Cup as a member of the 1972 club.
An alum of North Carolina, who was born in Peterborough, Ontario, also served as Managing Director of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame from 1987 to 1992 and as the CFL Vice President of Football Operations from 1992 to 2005.