|He Won 3 Grey Cups|
Whenever you think you're too busy, stop for a moment and think about Russ Jackson. For 12 years, in the 50's and 60's, Russ became famous as one of Canada's most outstanding professional athletes. Winning 3 Grey Cups, seven Schenley Awards (3 most outstanding, 4 top Canadian), and named twice as Canada's Male Athlete of the Year.
In 1979, 10 years after he had retired from football, a U.S. survey of all professional football players rated Canada's Russ Jackson as the finest of all times.
What few people realized was that while Russ was doing all of this, he held a fulltime teaching position. When Russ graduated from Hamilton's McMaster University in 1958, he went right into pro football with the Ottawa Roughriders, and also right into Teachers College in Toronto.
Russ always believed in keeping busy, keeping in shape and surrounding himself with good people. Ask him what he attributes his achievements to and he'll tell you ...
"It's self discipline. Nobody can do it for you. It has to come from within."
Russ Jackson is still quarterbacking and still passing ... but now he's quarterbacking students and passing along to them his philosophy of achieving.
Russ is principal at John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga. So, the next time you think you’re too busy.. think of Russ Jackson the quarter
back who won three Grey Cups while still going to school. He's another Canadian Achiever.
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