Tim Petros Bio – Wiki
Tim Petros born-and-raised Calgarian. He was named the Vanier Cup’s MVP when he won the championship with the University of Calgary Dinos in 1983. He joined his hometown CFL team in 1984, playing until 1990. As a Calgary native and product of John G. Diefenbaker High School and the University of Calgary, Petros played for his hometown Stamps from 1984-90. In 100 career CFL games with the Red & White, he rolled up 2,228 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while hauling in 141 passes for 1,007 yards. His best season was ’88 when he led the Stamps with 737 rushing yards and scored nine touchdowns while making 49 receptions for 304 yards. But it was how his sparkling traits rubbed off on others that truly made him a standout, say, friends and teammates.
He was born in 1962 and died on 30 March 2020 at the age of 58.
“In 100 career games, he accumulated 2,228 career rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while adding 141 catches for 1,007 yards,” the Stampeders said in a news release.
“His best season was 1988 when he led the Stamps with 737 rushing yards and scored nine touchdowns while making 49 receptions for 304 yards.”
Outside of football, Tim was part of the Nick’s Steakhouse & Pizza family, and started his own business, Tim’s Gourmet Pizza, in Cochrane in 2013, according to the Stamps.
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Former teammate Greg Varva reiterated what Mark described Tim’s levity. “He knew how to laugh… He taught me a great deal about living every day and just not taking life so seriously,” he said. Varva said Tim was a generous friend, and a dedicated husband and father. Tim leaves behind wife Laura, son Nik and daughter Jordan.
Tim Petros died from a heart attack early Monday. He has died at the age of 58. The loss of the talented offensive player for both the Stampeders and the University of Calgary Dinos was felt throughout the city, especially among the football fraternity.
“He will be missed by a good number of people,” said former teammate and good friend Greg Vavra. “Between Tim, Tom Spoletini and myself, we were like brothers for many years.