Ex-CFLer Brenner dies

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 AM ET

Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Al Brenner passed away earlier this week at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, N.C. He was 64.

Brenner spent seven seasons in the CFL with the Ticats (1971-74), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1975) and Ottawa Rough Riders (1975-77). Brenner's 15 interceptions in 1972 still stand as a single-season CFL record, while his 37 interceptions and 485 interception return yards with the Ticats rank as the second-highest totals in team history.

He was named a CFL and East Division All-Star in 1972 and was a member of Grey Cup championship teams in Hamilton (1972) and Ottawa (1976).

After finishing his playing career, Brenner served as head coach of the OFC's Burlington Braves in 1980.


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