Football Builder - Inducted 2023
Greg Peterson truly embodies the sport of football. He was born and raised in Calgary and spent his entire minor football career playing in the Calgary minor football system. He was recruited to play college football by several US college football teams and accepted a football scholarship at Brigham Young University to play his college football. He started 3 years for the BYU team and was Academic All American his senior year. After his college football career at BYU, he was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders and spent his entire nine years as a player with the Stampeders. In 1990 he was a CFL All-Canadian All-Star and in 1992 he was a Grey Cup Championship.
Upon his retirement, he spent more than 30 years coaching and managing amateur football in Calgary. He has taken multiple teams to City and Provincial championships. He is the current President and a Director of the Greater Calgary Amateur Football Association and the Calgary Spring Football Association, as well as a director of the Calgary Bantam Football Association. He has been the head coach of the Calgary Bantam Football Association All Star - Select team for the past 18 years. Peterson was one of the initiators and a driving force in the multimillion-dollar construction of the three artificial turf fields, the stands, locker rooms, and amenities at Shouldice Athletic Park. He and Tony Spoletini were also the initiators and forces behind the construction of the indoor dome at Shouldice Athletic Park which provides affordable access to necessary practice, game, and performance facilities in the winter months.
Greg is a senior Partner with the international law firm, Gowling WLG LLP and is the head of the firm’s Corporate Finance and Private Equity group, working in the corporate law area. He also has assisted many CFL, NFL and NHL athletes in negotiating contracts. Rounding out his sports career he has served as the color commentator and analyst for the Calgary Stampeder radio broadcasts for the past 26 years.