Chris
Van Zeyl
#54 Tackle
Chris
Van Zeyl
#54 Tackle
Height 6'6
Weight 312 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1983-09-04 (35)
Born Fonthill, ON
School McMaster
INT / NAT NAT

Argos: 9

CFL: 9

Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on September 5, 2008…Extended his contract with the Argos on July 8, 2014…Reached a three-year extension with the club on January 13, 2017.

 

Games played through 2017:

Regular Season: 139 (11 with Toronto in 2009, 14 with Toronto in 2010, 15 with Toronto in 2011, 17 with Toronto in 2012, 17 with Toronto in 2013, 17 with Toronto in 2014, 14 with Toronto in 2015, 18 with Toronto in 2016, 16 with Toronto in 2017)

Playoffs: 6 (2 with Toronto in 2010, 2 with Toronto in 2012, 1 with Toronto in 2013, 1 with Toronto in 2015, 1 with Toronto in 2017)

Grey Cup: 2 (1 with Toronto in 2017, 1 with Toronto in 2012)

 

Career:

2017: Signed a three-year contract extension with the Argos on January 13…Started 16 regular season games in his ninth season with the team…Named an East Division All-Star for the fourth time…Named a CFL All-Star for the second time. Playoffs: Started at RT in the East Final vs. SSK on Nov. 19. 105th Grey Cup: Started at RT in the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY on Nov. 26.

 

2016: Started in all 18 regular season games in his eighth season with the Argonauts…named an East Division All-Star.

 

2015: Played in 14 regular season games, starting in 13, in his sixth season with the Argonauts. Playoffs: Started in the Eastern Semi-Final at Hamilton.

 

2014: Started in 17 regular season games in his fifth season for Toronto.

 

2013: Dressed and started in 17 regular season games on the offensive line for Toronto. Week 2, recorded 1 tackle in a loss against BC. Playoffs: Started at RG for the Argos in the loss vs Hamilton

 

2012: Started 17 regular season games at RT…Week 4 vs Winnipeg, Started at RT and recorded 1 ST in the endzone when he dove to take down Blue Bombers’ returner Javon Johnson. Playoffs: Started at RT in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final…Started at RT in a win against Montreal in Eastern Final. 2012 Grey Cup: Started at RT in a win against Calgary.

 

2011: Played in 15 regular season games, starting all 15, in his third season with the Argos.

 

2010: Dressed in and started 14 regular season games at RT for Toronto. Week 3, Added to IR for win vs. Calgary. Replaced at RT by import OL Shannon Boatman. Week 4, Added to IR for win vs. B.C. Week 6, Returned to line-up and started at RT in win at Edmonton. Week 9, Started at RT in Labour Day Classic loss at Hamilton. Made first career catch (06/09/10) on a 10-yard pass from Cleo Lemon early in the third quarter but was injured on the play and did not return to the game. Week 10, Added to IR for loss at B.C and replaced by Shannon Boatman. Playoffs: Started at RT in Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton…Started at RT in Eastern Final loss at Montreal. Recovered 1 own team fumble.

 

2009: Dressed in 11, starting 3 games, at guard and tackle for the Argonauts. Week 8, Dressed at backup OG in first-ever CFL game (28/08/09) in loss vs. Calgary. Week 15, Dressed at backup OG and entered game in first quarter at RT when starter Brian Ramsay suffered a leg injury in loss vs. Edmonton. Week 16, Made first-ever CFL start (23/10/09) at RT, in loss vs. Hamilton. Week 17, Started at RT in loss at Edmonton. Week 18, Started at RT in loss vs. Montreal.

 

2008: Signed with Toronto as a free agent on September 5. Attended training camp with the Montreal Alouettes. Added to club’s practice roster and remained there until Week 9 and released. Week 11, Signed to Argos’ PR and remained there for the duration of the season.

 

2007: Drafted by Montreal in the third round (18th overall) of the CFL Canadian Draft. Attended training camp with the Alouettes but returned to school in August. Re-joined the team in October and remained on the club’s practice roster for the rest of the season.

 

Notable:

All-Star Selections: Div. – 4 (’13, ’14, ’16, ’17) | CFL – 2 (’13, ’17)

Awards: Most Outstanding Canadian, Toronto (2014), Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Toronto (2014)

 

College:

Played 15 games across four seasons at McMaster (2004-07)…Tallied 42 defensive tackles, 11 sacks, and one forced fumble…A Team Captain in his senior season with the Marauders, he was named a 2007 CIS All-Canadian, First-Team OUA and the Marauder Defensive Lineman of the Year…Named Second-Team All-OUA during 2006 season.

 

Personal:

Chris Van Zeyl (pronounced: VAN-ZILE) majored in geography at McMaster. He is the oldest of four: Adrian (brother), Elizabeth and Janine (both sisters). Chris’ mom is Betty and his father is Casey, and the family lives in Fonthill, Ontario where Chris grew up. Chris attended high school at Notre Dame H.S. in Welland, Ontario and he spent his off-season training in Mississauga. Chris and his wife Kimberley were married during the 2014 offseason.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2009
TOR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010
TOR 14 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011
TOR 15 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012
TOR 17 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013
TOR 17 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014
TOR 17 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015
TOR 14 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016
TOR 18 3 1 0 0 0 0
2017
TOR 16 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018
TOR 17 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total
156 19 2 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-15
1 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
06-23
2 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
4 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
5 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-21
6 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-27
7 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-18
10 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-03
12 HAM 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-08
13 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-22
15 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-06
17 BC 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-12
18 HAM 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-20
19 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-28
20 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
3 0 0 0 0 0