10 Results for tag: Ottawa Rough Riders

Jeff Avery and Russ Jackson named recipients of CFL 2017 Alumni Man of the Year Award

August 4, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Ottawa Rough Rider Alumni members Jeff Avery and Russ Jackson have been named co-winners of the CFL 2017 Alumni Man of the Year Award, Leo Ezerins, Executive Director of the CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA), announced Friday. The CFLAA will present this prestigious award to these ... More

Hatanaka: Inclusiveness, diversity make CFL great

 June 27, 2017 Chris O'Leary Senior Writer CFL.ca Once the ball went up, Bill Hatanaka took a breath and surveyed it all. There were 12 men in the green of the Saskatchewan Roughriders galloping down the field, playing in the 1976 Grey Cup at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, their eyes all zeroing in on him. In front of him were 11 of ... More

CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Brett MacNeil

June 16th, 2017 by Tony Playter Brett MacNeil, the current CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA) president, played 12 seasons in the CFL.  Originally drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 1991 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Rough Riders, MacNeil was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the 1992 campaign. After the trade to the Manitoba capital, ... More

CFLAA Legends of the Game Profile – Tom Clements

Prior to joining the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders, Tom Clements was the starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 1972 to 1974. Clements led Notre Dame to a national championship in 1973 and a 24-23 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama. To round out his college career Clements finished fourth in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting and was named a ... More

Former Rough Rider has surgery to treat pancreatic cancer

February 28, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS VIA: http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/2017/02/28/former-rough-rider-surgery-treat-pancreatic-cancer/ Photo courtesy of Scott Grant Photography Former Ottawa Rough Rider Rick Sowieta is recovering in hospital after a procedure to treat aggressive pancreatic cancer. After going public with his battle, ... More

Tiger-Cats Mourn the Loss of Bernie Custis

February 23, 2017 Press Release By Ticats Staff Photo Courtesy of Hamilton Tiger-Cats VIA: http://ticats.ca/tiger-cats-mourn-the-loss-of-hall-of-famer-and-football-pioneer-bernie-custis/ Former Ticat was first black starting quarterback in pro football history It is with deep sadness that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats learned of the ... More

Help Rick Sowieta tackle cancer!

By Sowieta Family Support Rick by clicking on the link below https://www.youcaring.com/ricksowieta-732047?fb_action_ids=10154109344522190&fb_action_types=youcaringcom%3Adonate Rick Sowieta Story In February 2016 Rick and his family’s worlds were turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage 3 inoperable pancreatic cancer. ... More

Wayne Smith, ex-CFL powerhouse dies at 66

November 28th, 2016 by Paul Palmeter · Reporter · CBC News VIA: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/wayne-smith-football-dies-grey-cup-winner-1.3870858 Wayne Smith played for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He died this weekend at age 66. (Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame) Wayne Smith, a CFL defensive all-star in ... More

Tony Gabriel sends Message to the REDBLACKS ahead of Grey Cup

November 26, 2016 by:Robbie Abrahamson Via The Snap: http://www.thesnap.ca/tony-gabriel-sends-special-message-redblacks-ahead-greycup/ CFL PHOTO - Patrick Doyle Not a bad way to inspire a team… The #REDBLACKS went through their final walk-through at BMO Field today prior to Sunday’s #GreyCup. Just as the walk-through was concluding, ... More

Former Ottawa Rough Riders star Tony Golab dies

Gord Holder, Postmedia Network Oct 17, 2016 Photo Courtesy Tony Caldwell, Ottawa Sun The Golden Boy of Canadian football has died. Tony Golab was 97 when he passed away Sunday in Ottawa. Golab starred for the Ottawa Rough Riders for nine seasons over two stints between 1939 and 1950, separated by military service in the Second World ... More