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January 20th, 2018 Stampeders.com Staff It is with great sadness the Stampeders learn of the death of Jerry Keeling, who quarterbacked the Red and White to the 1971 Grey Cup title. He was 78. Keeling — known as “Bones” to his teammates because of his slender build — joined the Stampeders in 1961 after a standout career at the ... More

Former Roughrider Receiver Troy Dickey Passes Away

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Troy Dickey, who was a receiver with the 1995 Saskatchewan Roughriders and caught two touchdown passes in arguably the biggest win in Arizona Wildcats football history, has died. Dickey suffered a major stroke Dec. 30. Dickey caught 68 passes for 847 yards and nine touchdowns after transferring to the ... More

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni R.A. Sam Fabro Passes Away at the Age of 97

We are saddened to learn of the passing yesterday of one of our elder statesmen, R.A. Sam Fabro, at the age of 97 years. Sam played Flanker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1942, and has been a pillar of the community and a proud member of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni for decades. Among the many honours he received over a lifetime of service, Sam was ... More

CFL Alumni John Stuart Trainor Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Stuart Trainor, on December 20, 2017 with his love Rita by his side. He fought a brave and short battle with lung cancer. He was 70 years old, born March 18, 1947. He was born in Bangor, Ireland and at the age of 6 came with his parents John and Elizabeth to Toronto. Raised in the beach ... More

CFL Alumni Bobby Dawson Passes Away

CFL and Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni Bobby Dawson passed away on December 9th, 2017.   Bobby played  QB/HB/DB from 1953 to 1959 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in the CFL's Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union.  He was also a past-president of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni Association.   Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Bobby ... More

Ron Meyer dies at age 76

by NBC Sports Boston Staff Ron Meyer, who coached the Patriots from 1982 until being fired in the middle of the 1984 season after a dispute with the front office -- and who earned the eternal enmity of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula for the infamous Snowplow Game -- has died. He was 76. Meyer was a college coach before joining the Pats, compiling records ... More

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