13 Results for tag: Ottawa Rough Riders

December 2017 Edition – CFL Ottawa Alumni Association Newsletter

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Avery, Calcutt to be inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

November 15, 2017 Ottawa REDBLACKS The Football Reporters of Canada have announced their 2017 inductees into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Well-known Ottawa radio broadcasters Jeff Avery and Ernie Calcutt will be inducted during an FRC ceremony before the 105th Grey Cup game in the nation’s capital. Avery, a former Ottawa ... More

November 2017 Edition – CFL Ottawa Alumni Association Newsletter

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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