Century Club

On the occasion of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 100th anniversary, the best players, head coach and general manager in franchise history are honoured with TSN's All-Roughriders Team, as chosen by Rob Vanstone of the Regina Leader-Post.




Bobby Jurasin (1986-97) - The four-time CFL All-Star is the franchise leader in quarterback sacks with 142, recording a team record 22 sacks in 1987. Over 197 games in Green and White, he collected 411 defensive tackles. He was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player three times as well as Most Outstanding Player nominee in 1997. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bill Baker (1968-73, 1977-78) - 'The Undertaker' was known for handing out forearm shivers to opposing quarterbacks, once knocking out three Eskimos' quarterbacks in the same game. The four-time CFL All-Star spent some time with the B.C. Lions before returning to the Riders. He was named the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1976 and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He went on to become Commissioner of the CFL in 1989.


Ron Atchison (1952-68) - 'Big Atch' played 237 games in Green and White and was a member of the 1966 Grey Cup championship team. He was a five-time Western All-Star as a middle guard before switching to defensive tackle in a four-man front and earning All-Star honours there. He played in three Western Finals and two Grey Cup games. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1978.

Ed McQuarters (1966-74) - After a short stint with the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals, McQuarters joined the Riders in time for the 1966 Grey Cup championship. The three-time All-Star also played in two other Grey Cup games during his career. He was named the league's Most Outstanding Lineman in 1967 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1988. After his playing days, the Oklahoma native stayed in the province and took a position with SaskPower.


Reggie Hunt (2002-07) - Hunt signed with the Roughriders in 2002 after brief stints with the NFL's Chargers and WFL's Claymores. The four-time Western All-Star set a CFL record with 16 tackles in a game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2003. The TCU product finished his career with 453 defensive tackles and 27 quarterback sacks. He was a member of the Grey Cup championship team in 2007.

Eddie Lowe (1983-91) - After playing under the legendary Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama, Lowe appeared in 151 games for the Riders over his 9-year career. He averaged more than 73 tackles per season during that time. He was a member of the 1989 Grey Cup championship team and was named a CFL All-Star that season. He was named the team's nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player twice.

Wayne Shaw (1961-72) - Coming up through the Saskatchewan system of Notre Dame College and the Saskatoon Hilltops, 'Clamps' played 186 games with the Riders. He made the playoffs in all but one year in Regina, appeared in four Grey Cup games, including the 1966 victory. He was a six-time Western All-Star who was named a CFL All-Star in 1967.


Glen Suitor (1984-94) - The holder for 'The Kick' was selected 10th overall in the 1984 CFL Draft and never missed a game in his 11-year career. The Prince George, BC native holds the franchise record with 51 interceptions, is second with 667 interception return yards and recorded 348 defensive tackles during his time in Regina. The three-time CFL All-Star is now a colour commentator for CFL on TSN broadcasts.


Eddie Davis (2001-09) - After five years with the Calgary Stampeders, Davis signed as a free agent with the Riders in 2001. The four-time CFL All-Star (one with Calgary) collected 489 defensive tackles, 19 interceptions and 10 quarterback sacks in 142 games over a 9-year CFL career in Regina. He was a member of the Grey Cup championship team in 2007 and captured another title with Calgary in 1998.

Ken McEachern (1974-82, 1984) - The Regina native honed his skills at Weber State before returning home to take a position in the Riders secondary. He ranks second in the franchise in interceptions with 38, including 10 in 1980 alone. He leads the organization with 799 interception return yards and four touchdowns off interceptions. He earned All-Star honours in 1980 and won a Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts in 1983.


Omarr Morgan (2000-06, 2008-Present) - One year after signing with the St. Louis Rams, Morgan signed as a free agent just before the 1999 campaign. Unfortunately, he left as a free agent to join the Edmonton Eskimos for the 2007 season, missing out on the Grey Cup parade. He re-signed with the Riders the following year. Heading into this season, the three-time CFL All-Star has recorded 553 tackles and 27 interceptions in 172 games.

Steve Dennis (1977-84) - 'Stickman' was awarded to the Riders as compensation after Lorne Richardson and James Marshall signed as free agents with Toronto in 1976. Then, he was traded to Ottawa for Tom Clements but returned before the end of the season. Over his eight seasons in Regina, he snagged 33 interceptions to rank fifth in team history. He was a two-time Division All-Star, once in the East and once in the West.

Saskatchewan Roughriders - First 100 Years was used as a source in this feature. Click here to buy it.

Images for all players except Reggie Hunt, Eddie Davis and Omarr Morgan are courtesy of the Regina Leader-Post.
Images for Reggie Hunt, Eddie Davis and Omarr Morgan are courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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