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Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Doug MacIver, 58, died early Thursday morning.
MacIver played on the Bombers’ defensive line in 1982-1984 and was part of the 1984 Grey Cup championship team.
His Canadian Football League career began in Toronto where he played for the Argonauts in 1976-1978. He recorded his only career touchdown in his rookie season with Toronto on a fumble recovery.
After the Argonauts released him, he went on to play in 1979-81 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders before being traded to the Blue Bombers.
MacIver, a former member of the University of Manitoba Bisons, was a 1975 draft pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As a Blue Bombers player, MacIver recorded seven sacks.
In a statement, the Winnipeg Football Club extended its deepest sympathies to MacIver’s family.
"The entire Blue Bomber organization is saddened by the news of Doug's passing. As a member of our 1984 Grey Cup team, he will always be remembered as a champion in the city of Winnipeg. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family," the Blue Bombers organization said in a statement.