On May 11, Selwyn House Old Boy Tim Fleiszer ’92 was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame of Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in Connecticut.
In 2010, Tim was one of the first two athletes named to the Selwyn House Athletic Hall of fame. Tim really left a huge impression on Selwyn House athletics. In 1988, he played a major role in Selwyn House School’s first Bantam GMAA Football Championship. As well, he was a valuable member of the GMAA Rugby 7s Bantam Championship. In 1989 to 1991, he played on the school’s varsity football teams, playing quarterback and serving as a team captain in 1991. In hockey, he co-captained the varsity team to a rare double championship by capturing the GMAA High School crown followed by the Provincial High School Championship in 1992. Tim is a two-time member of the Selwyn HouseSportsman’s Guild and co-winner of the McMaster Trophy as Selwyn’s top athlete.
Upon graduation, Tim entered Choate-Rosemary Hall School in Wallington, Connecticut, where he continued to lead on the field and on the ice. He captained the football team to back-to-back New England Prep School Championships in 1992 and 1993. He played varsity hockey on the first line and is very proud of finishing third in discus in the New England Prep School track and field championship in 1993.
Tim graduated from Choate with academic honors and was accepted at Harvard University, where he studied English and economics. In the fall of 1994, Tim won his spot at starting fullback and became the first freshman to start in Harvard football history. The following year Tim switched to defensive end, where he developed into an Ivy-League All-Star.
He finished his storied Harvard career as team captain with an Ivy League Championship in 1997. In 1998, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats drafted Tim first overall. In his second year with the Cats playing defensive tackle, he won his first Grey Cup. In 2000, Tim signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes and in 2002 won a Grey Cup with the Als. In 2003 and 2004,
Tim played with the Ottawa Renegades. In 2005, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos and, yes, won his third Grey Cup against Montreal in the famous overtime game. Tim then moved to Regina and played his final two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and, yes, won a fourth Grey Cup in 2007.
In a career totaling 10 years, Tim participated in six Grey Cups and won four Grey Cup rings. Tim is extremely proud of his CFL accomplishments, but he is equally proud of his captain’s responsibilities and his player representative duties with Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Saskatchewan.
Fleiszer was nominated in 2004 and 2005 for the Tom Pate Award for outstanding service in the community. He joined Gil Scott Sports Management as a partner in January 2008. A sports agency for NFL/CFL players, and NHL management, GSSM has represented athletes such as Andy Fantuz (Hamilton Tiger Cats), Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks), and Chris Getzlaf (Saskatchewan Roughriders), and management such as Peter Chiarelli (Edmonton Oilers), Randy Carlyle and Mike Singletary.
Tim is now the Executive Director of Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, whose mission is "to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes and other at-risk groups."