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11 Ron Stewart RB

Ron StewartRough Riders 1958-1970
Ron Stewart was one of the greatest running backs in Ottawa football history. He spent 13 seasons with the Rough Riders and won three Grey Cups (1960, 1968, 1969). He won the Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1960 and was a three-time Divisional All-Star (1960, 1961, 1964). Stewart’s memorable moments include: when he establishes a CFL single game rushing record of 287-yards in 1960 against the Montreal Alouettes, which stood until 2003, and when QB Russ Jackson tossed the ball to Stewart who ran 80-yards for a touchdown in the 1969 Grey Cup. Stewart’s achievements on the field earned him inductions into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Canadian Sports Hall for Fame in 1989.

12 Russ Jackson QB

Russ JacksonRough Riders 1958-1969
Russ Jackson played 12 seasons with the Rough Riders leading them to the playoffs every year and won three Grey Cups. The quarter back completed 1,356 passes for 24,592 yards and 185 touchdowns and was the eastern conference passing leader from 1963 through to 1969. Jackson became a three-time CFL All Star and took home seven Schenley awards, three for most outstanding player and four as the top Canadian. In 1963 he was the first player to ever win both Schenley titles in one season. The Rough Riders legend retired after winning MVP in the 1969 Grey Cup Championship. Jackson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. He has been described as the best Canadian born quarterback to ever play in the CFL.

 

26 Whit Tucker WR

Whit TuckerRough Riders 1962-1970
Whit Tucker won two Grey Cups (1968, 1969) in his 8 year career with the Rough Riders. He was known as a game breaker scoring a touchdown on 19.4% of his receptions. Tucker was named a Division All-Star three times (1966, 1967, 1968) and was a CFL All-Star Flanker in 1967. He was runner-up for the Outstanding Canadian Rookie in the Eastern Conference in 1962. He was later inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

 

 

40 Bruno Bitkowski C

Bruno BitkowskiRough Riders 1951-1962
Bruno Bitkowski spent 11 years with the Rough Riders. He won the Grey Cup in 1951 and 1960. Bitkowski won the Gruen Trophy for rookie of the year in 1951 and the Hiram Walker Trophy (MVP) in 1953.

 

 

60 Jim Coode OL

Jim CoodeRough Riders 1974-1980
Jim Coode spent seven years with the Rough Riders. He took part in the 1976 Grey Cup victory. In 1978 Coode won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award and in 1980 he won the Tom Pate Memorial Award.

 

 

 

62 Moe Racine T

Moe Racine

Rough Riders 1958-1974
Maurice (Moe) Racine spent 17 years with the Rough Riders where he played a total of 201 regular season games, 36 playoff games, and five Grey Cup games. Racine earn the nickname ‘The Toe’ thanks to his years as a kicker where he completed 50 percent of his field goals. He was names Most Outstanding French-Canadian Athlete in 1967, 1968 and 1970. Racine was appointed captain of the team from 1971-1974. Racine was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

 

70 Bobby Simpson WR/DB

Bobby Simpson

Rough Riders 1950-1962Bobby Simpson played 13 seasons with the Rough Riders catching 274 passes for 6,034 yards and scored 65 touchdowns. He was a seven time CFL Eastern All-Star (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959) and was runner up for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 1956. Simpson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1976.

 

 

 

71 Gerry Organ K

Gerry Organ

Rough Riders 1971-1983
Gerry Organ won two Grey Cups (1973, 1976) during his 13 year career with the Rough Riders. He held the CFL Record for six field goals in a game and was the first CFL player to pass the 1,000 point mark. He was a CFL East All-Star team member in 1982. Organ was winner of the Most Outstanding Canadian in 1973.

 

 

72 Tony Golab HB/WR

Tony GolabRough Riders 1939-1941 & 1945-1950
Tony Golab known as “the Golden Boy” played nine total seasons with the Rough Riders. He appeared in four Grey Cup appearances (1939-1941, 1948) winning the 1940 contest. One of Golab’s most memorable moments was in the 1941 when after kicking a high, short punt, he rushed up and recovered the ball only to run it in for a touchdown. Golab was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and was named to the Order of Canada in 1986.

 

 

77 Tony Gabriel TE

Tony GabrielRough Riders 1975-1981
Gabriel spent seven seasons with the Rough Riders. From 1975-1981 Gabriel was the leading receiver in the eastern conference and had more than 1,000 yards in receptions. He caught the game winning touchdown in the 1976 Grey Cup Championship. He was a two time Grey Cup winner (1972, 1976), four time Schenley Most Outstanding Canadian Award winner (1974, 1976-1978), and four time Lew Hayman Trophy winner (1976-1978, 1981). Gabriel was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985.