26 Results for tag: IN Memory

Crockett native, SFA two-sport athlete Andy Hopkins dead at 67

October 2nd 2017 Article by 9KTRE NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Former Stephen F. Austin football and track & field star Andy Hopkins passed away Saturday morning at the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas. Hopkins, who was born in Crockett, Texas, was inducted into the SFA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999 and was 67 years old. J... More

CFL Alumni Rick Sowieta Passes Away

August 26th, 2017 CFL Alumni  Rick Sowieta fought a courageous battle against cancer but succumbed to this insidious disease today. He played 10 years in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders.  Rick was a three time CFL Eastern All Star (1980, 1983, and 1985) playing linebacker.   Rick and his wife Jenny have made the ... More

The Roughriders mourn the loss of alumnus Lou Clare

August 24th, 2017 Riderville Staff  Lou Clare, whose four seasons as a player with the Saskatchewan Roughriders included an appearance in the 1976 Grey Cup game, died Monday. He was 67. Born in Mississauga, Ont., Clare eventually earned a full scholarship to play football at the University of Minnesota. He began his CFL career in ... More

BC Lions Alumni Jerry Janes Passes Away

Jerry Janes  passed away at the age of 82.  He played for the BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. At six foot five and 240 plus pounds, Jerry Janes was the kind of big target that quarterbacks like to throw to. Janes was an End out of Louisiana State where he was drafted in the 21st round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Chicago ... More

Stamps mourn death of George Hansen

July 7, 2017 Stampeders.com Staff It is with great sadness that the Stampeders have learned of the death of alumnus George Hansen. He was 83. Nicknamed “Bulldog,” Hansen played tackle for eight seasons for the Red and White, joining the club in 1959 and appearing in a total of 123 regular-season games through the end of the 1966 ... More

CFL mourns the loss of Hall of Fame coach Don Matthews

June 14th, 2017 CFL.ca Staff TORONTO — The Canadian Football League is saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Fame coach Don Matthews who passed away today at the age of 77. Known to many as simply ‘The Don’, Matthews ushered a new era of coaching into the CFL, retiring as the league’s winningest coach with a record of 231-132-1 in a ... More

Stampeders Mourn Death of Stan Kaluznick

May 19, 2017 Stampeders.com Staff It is with great sadness that the Calgary Stampeders learn of the death of alumnus Stan Kaluznick. He passed away on Monday at the age of 85. Kaluznick played with the Stamps from 1950-54 and was the club’s leading rusher in 1951. For his Stamps career, he played 73 regular-season games and accumulated 605 ... More

In Memory of Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumnus John Stroppa

John Stroppa passed peacefully on May 7, 2017. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Yvette (nee Fraser), his brother Ed, and his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John was born in 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1949, John joined the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Football Club as a half back. During the football season the daytime was ... More

Rider Alumni President Terry Bulych Passes

Obituary of Terry Bulych TERRY STEPHEN BULYCH Terry, born in Foam Lake, SK on September 27, 1950, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was predeceased by his father Nick; and brother Larry. Terry is survived by his mother Olga Bulych; children, Mason, Mackenzie, and Damon; best friend and partner Bobbie ... More

Edmonton Eskimos mourn death of Hall of Famer Larry Highbaugh

March 22nd, 2017 By Dave Campbell 630 CHED Photo Courtesy Edmonton Eskimos Edmonton Eskimos Hall of Fame defensive back Larry Highbaugh has passed away at the age of 67. Members of the Edmonton Eskimos Alumni Association were notified Wednesday morning of his passing. Highbaugh played 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, including 12 with ... More