Kerry Tremaine Joseph is an American former Canadian football quarterback. He was born in Louisiana. Joseph was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2007 while leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders to victory in the 95th Grey Cup. At the end of the season, he had completed 267 of 459 passes for 24 touchdowns, he led all quarterbacks in the league in rushing with 737 yards on 90 attempts and 13 touchdowns. On March 5, 2008, the Roughriders traded him to the Argonauts. In college Joseph played quarterback for McNeese State University, leading his team to a 42–11 record and two Southland Conference titles during four seasons as a starter. Subsequently, Joseph spent the 1996 season with the Cincinnati Bengals, played for the London Monarchs of the World League in 1997, tried out as a slotback for the Washington Redskins. In 1998, Joseph played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, he was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks where he played safety for four years until being released in 2002. Joseph headed to Canada to try his luck at playing quarterback as a professional.
He was acquired as a free agent by the Ottawa Renegades in 2003 and during that season unseated incumbent Dan Crowley for the starting job. In the last game of the 2005 season, a victory over the division-leading Toronto Argonauts, Joseph became only the third quarterback in Canadian Football League history to garner over 1000 rushing yards in a single season, finishing with 1006; the Renegades suspended operations, but on April 12, 2006, Joseph was selected first overall by Saskatchewan in the Ottawa Renegades dispersal draft. On November 25, 2007, Joseph won the Grey Cup for the first time in his career, winning 23–19 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. On November 29, 2007, he was announced as the first CFLPA Pro Player of the Year after fan voting during Grey Cup week. Joseph was traded from the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the Toronto Argonauts on March 5, 2008, along with 2010 third round draft pick in exchange for offensive tackle Glenn January, defensive lineman Ronald Flemons, the Argos' 2008 first-round pick and a 2010 second-round selection.
After being traded to the Argos, Joseph struggled with the team, being knocked out of the playoffs for the two seasons that he played there. On February 21, 2010, Joseph was released by the Argos along with fellow quarterback Cody Pickett and linebacker Zeke Moreno. On October 25, 2010, Joseph was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos to a practice roster agreement after speculation that starting quarterback Ricky Ray would sit out the final two games of the 2010 CFL season. On December 16, 2010, it was announced. On January 25, 2011, it was announced that Joseph had been hired as a personal trainer at Cross Gates Athletic Club in Slidell, Louisiana. June 8, 2011: Signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. 2012 Season: After starting quarterback Steven Jyles went down with an injury, Joseph started 3 games and threw for 1286 yards with 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. On January 28, 2014, Joseph announced his retirement from pro football. Joseph was the Program Director of Parisi Speed School in La after retiring.
On October 7, 2014, it announced by the Saskatchewan Roughriders that he was coming out of retirement to return to his former team. Prior to his resigning with the Roughriders, Joseph had been working as a coaching intern with the New Orleans Saints. Joseph made his first start of the season against the Edmonton Eskimos on October 19, 2014. Joseph had been a member of the Eskimos organization until the end of the 2013 season and retired in early 2014. Joseph played in 2 more regular season games for 1 playoff game. In said playoff game Joseph struggled, throwing 5 interceptions on 17 pass attempts for a passer rating of 45.8. On December 5, 2014, Joseph announced his retirement from the CFL as a Saskatchewan Roughrider. Kerry Joseph, returned to McNeese to serve as co-offensive coordinator and coach the wide receivers in 2016. In 2018, his positional responsibilities shifted from wide receivers to quarterbacks in 2018, maintaining co-offensive coordinator duties as well, his coaching experience includes a pair of NFL Training Camp internships as well, one with the Saints, the other with the Buccaneers.
Kerry was named Interim Head Coach in November 2018, following the termination of head coach, Lance Guidry following a 6-5 campaign. Joseph's official website Edmonton Eskimos' bio page Saskatchewan Roughriders bio
Wes Cates is a former professional Canadian football running back. Cates attended California University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2001 without missing a game in his four-year career, he had 5,647 total yards, a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference record, on 937 carries, 63 rushing touchdowns and 386 total points, all school records. He was an All-American for the last two years of his college career and he led the PSAC in rushing for three of his four seasons. Cates was the PSAC-West Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 and he led the PSAC in rushing for three seasons, he was a PSAC-West first team All-Star selection for three years and he was nominated for the Harlon Hill Award for best player in division 2 in his sophomore and senior seasons. A 1999 and 2001 All-American, Cates was drafted into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in his first eligible year. Cates made his professional debut in 2006 after signing a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
He dressed for 17 of the Stampeders' 18 regular season games. He finished the season with only 25 rushing attempts for 181 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 21 passes for 286 yards and one touchdown. Just before the 2007 season began, Cates was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Cates turned into a fan favourite and a hero to many with his speed and determination, he ran for 866 yards on 153 caught 45 passes for 452 yards and scored five touchdowns. During the 2007 playoffs, Cates rushed for 128 yards on 25 attempts with a broken foot and he helped the Saskatchewan Roughriders win the Grey Cup Championship. In 2008, Cates amassed 451 receiving yards and scored 16 touchdowns, he earned a spot on the CFL All-Star team for his accomplishments and ranked second in the most rushing yards. Prior to the 2009 CFL season, Cates underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and had been considered questionable to start the 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders season. In February 2012, after 6 CFL seasons, Cates was not offered a new contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
2006 – Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Stampeders 2007 – Traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Rob Lazeo and a conditional draft pick
Jamie Boreham is a retired professional Canadian football punter/placekicker. Boreham played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Before to joining the Roughriders again in September, 2011, he was most signed by the Edmonton Eskimos after spending the 2010 season with the Toronto Argonauts, he wears uniform number #30 in honour of his grandfather, who wore #30 for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish. After playing at Van college, he played for the Abbotsford Airforce of the BC Jr. Football Conference In 2008, he tore his ACL and returned to play the rest of the season 3 games later; that season he was awarded the BCFC Defensive Player of the Year. After a successful surgery he returned to play 5 months in a top level soccer league in Burnaby. Jamie played CIS football for the UBC Thunderbirds, Saskatchewan Huskies and Manitoba Bisons. With Manitoba in 2001, Boreham was named a CIS All-Canadian at both Free Safety and Punter and helped lead the Bison to the Vanier Cup where they lost to Saint Mary's Huskies.
In 2002 Boreham re tore his ACL in the second game of the year he went on to finish the game and the season without missing a single play. Boreham re-wrote the Manitoba record book by scoring 114 points in 2001 and 97 in 2002. Was the only known British Columbia resident to have survived the sinking of the Titanic. Boreham is one of only a few players that have been recognized as an All Canadian at 3 different positions (Free Safety, Kicker,and punter, he played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders; the Saskatchewan Roughriders went on to win the 95th Grey Cup that year. In 2009, he was named team Captain, due to the fact that he boasted an astonishing height to weight ratio of 7.8 pounds per inch of height. On May 2, 2010, Boreham was traded to the Toronto Argonauts along with the 2nd and 4th overall picks in the 2010 CFL Draft in exchange for the 1st and 8th overall picks in the same draft, he was released by the Argonauts on February 17, 2011.
In 2010 Boreham set a CFL record for kickoff average over a season. On September 7, 2011, Boreham was re-signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he was acquired by the Bombers from the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 2, 2011. He played in three regular season games and two post-season games, including the 99th Grey Cup, but was released on December 9, 2011. On October 25, 2012, Boreham was again signed by Roughriders, after Christopher Milo, the Roughriders punter, had gotten injured two games before. On November 1, 2012, Boreham, 7 days after re-joining the Roughriders tore his ACL for the third time and retired his CFL career. Boreham had one Grey Cup championship, with the Riders in 2007. Boreham was in the league for 9 years. Boreham serves as a teacher in Immaculate Regional High School in Kelowna, he is a coach of the Notre Dame Jugglers in Vancouver. Jamie Boreham at cfl.ca Media related to Jamie Boreham at Wikimedia Commons
Rontarius Robinson is a former Canadian football defensive halfback. Robinson was signed as a free agent by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2005, dressed for three games that year. In 2006, he dressed for a total of eighteen games, starting six at defensive linebacker, he finished the year with a total of 28 tackles, three interceptions, a fumble recovery. On May 23, 2008, he was signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, he was released on May 8, 2009. He attended college at Howard University. Media related to Rontarius Robinson at Wikimedia Commons
Elance Antonio Frazier is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League and the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe, he played college football at the University of West Virginia. Frazier attended Spanish River High School in Florida, he was a three-year starter at cornerback. He practiced track; as a sophomore in 1997, he helped the Sharks make their first playoff appearance in school history, while sharing the offensive backfield with Jason Geathers, who would go on to play professional football in the Arena Football League. As a senior, he received All-county, PrepStar All-region honors, he finished his high school career with 1,550 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions for 700 yards, 100 tackles and 10 interceptions. Frazier accepted a football scholarship from the University of West Virginia; as a redshirt freshman, he had 27 tackles, 2 interceptions and 9 passes defensed.
As a sophomore, he was a part of the starting rotation at right cornerback, making 49 tackles, 7 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles and one sack. As a junior, he was named the regular starter at right cornerback, recording 49 tackles, 8 passes defensed and received the Whitney Gwynne Award from coaching staff for his unsung contributions; as a senior, he was named one of the team captains, registering 61 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 5 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 12 punt returns for 282 yards and one touchdown. In his college career he recorded 186 tackles, 7 interceptions, 37 passes defensed, 7 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and returned 42 punts for 490 yards, he was a member of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll and graduated with a degree in Physical Education specializing in athletic coaching. Frazier was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens after the 2004 NFL Draft on April 30. On September 5, he was released and signed to the practice squad the next day.
On October 12, 2004, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the Ravens' practice squad, to provide depth for cornerbacks injuries. He became the fifth different player to start at right cornerback, starting 8 of the final 9 games after Tyrone Williams was placed on the injured reserve list, he recorded two interceptions and one fumble recovery. His 9.5-yard punt return average ranked fifth in the NFC and first among NFC rookies. On August 26, 2005, he was waived with a sprained ankle. On October 26, 2005, Frazier signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. On January 10, 2006, he was placed on non-claimable waivers, he never played a regular season game with the Storm. In 2006, he was signed to a futures contract by the Seattle Seahawks, he was allocated to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe, where he was named a starter at cornerback, while making 27 tackles, one interception and 6 passes defensed. He was released on August 28. On October 6, 2006, he was traded from the Tampa Bay Storm to the New Orleans VooDoo.
The VooDoo placed Frazier on the Exempted list, due to his playing in the Canadian Football League. On November 09, 2007, he was traded to the Philadelphia Soul in exchange for offensive lineman Kelvin Chaisson, never playing a game with the VooDoo. In October 2006, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, he played in one game. In 2007, he recorded 24 tackles, one interception for three yards, one fumble recovery for 31 yards, he started 12 games at defensive halfback, including both playoff games and the Grey Cup championship. He spent 9 games on the injured reserve list. In 2008, he started 17 regular season games, recording 37 tackles, 5 interceptions, 2 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. In 2009, he was re-signed, he started the playoffs and the Grey Cup game at defensive halfback. He tallied 38 tackles, 5 interceptions, one fumble recovery and was named a CFL West Division All-star. In 2010, he started 18 regular season games, the playoffs and the Grey Cup game as a defensive halfback.
He posted 4 interceptions, one sack, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle. In 2011, he was limited to 13 games because of a hamstring injury. On June 24, 2012, Frazier was released after 6 seasons with the Roughriders. Frazier was an assistant librarian for Kennett High School in Pennsylvania. In 2018, he was named as the head football coach. In his first season he led the Blue Demons to their first playoff birth in school history. NFL profile at ESPN.com Official college statistics
The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League. Based in Toronto, the team was founded in 1873, is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name, they are the oldest-surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division; the team's origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Argonauts played their home games at Rogers Centre from 1989 until 2016 when the team moved to BMO Field, the fifth stadium site to host the team; the Argonauts have appeared in the final 23 times. Most they defeated the Calgary Stampeders 27–24 in the 105th Grey Cup in 2017; the Argonauts hold the best winning percentage in the championship game and have the longest active winning streak in games in which they have appeared, at six. The Argonauts have faced every current western CFL team at least once in the Grey Cup, while their most celebrated divisional rivalry has been with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The team was owned by the Argonaut Rowing Club for its first 83 years, has been owned by a series of business interests since 1956. The Argonauts were a fixture on the Toronto sports scene for decades, with attendance peaking in the 1970s. In May 2015 it was announced that a consortium of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment's Larry Tanenbaum and Bell Canada would acquire the team; the sale included a scheduled move to MLSE run BMO Field for the 2016 season, which has long been proposed given attendance under-utilization at Rogers Centre and announced plans to install natural grass at the domed stadium, rendering it unfit for football. MLSE announced in December 2017 that it had agreed to purchase the team outright, with the deal finalized on January 19, 2018; the previous owners continue to indirectly own stakes in the Argos, as Bell Canada and the Kilmer Group hold 37.5% and 25% stakes in MLSE. Given the length of franchise history, dozens of players and management have been honoured in some form over the years.
The team recognizes a select group of players with retired numbers: early greats Joe Krol and Dick Shatto, stalwart offensive lineman Danny Nykoluk, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, the most recent face of the team. Since the team's foundation in 1873, the "Argonauts" name has been in continuous use, a record in North American professional sports; the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves franchises of Major League Baseball are older, but both teams have changed their name more than once, the Braves have changed cities. The Argonauts claim to be the oldest professional football team in North America; the claim is debatable, as the Hamilton Tigers date to 1869. The name "Argonauts" is derived from Greek mythology: according to legend and the Argonauts were a group of heroes who set out to find the Golden Fleece aboard the ship Argo sometime before the Trojan War. Given its nautical theme, the name Argonaut was adopted by a group of amateur rowers in Toronto in 1872; the Argonaut Rowing Club, which still exists today, went on to found the football club with the same name a year later.
Given their roots in a rowing squad, the team is referred to as the "boatmen" and less the "scullers". In the 19th century, the most renowned rowing teams in the world were from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in England; the Toronto rowers, many of whom had associations with the English schools, adopted uniforms incorporating the light blue of Cambridge and the dark blue of Oxford. In turn, the footballers adopted the colours and the phrase "double blue" would become synonymous with the team. Blue has become the traditional colour of top-level teams in Toronto; the team's other official colour is white. Its current helmet design features an Oxford blue background, with an Oxford blue and Cambridge blue round shield inscribed with a white, capital letter A. For most of the team's history, the logo featured some form of a boat incorporating a football; the first recorded game of what would become known as Canadian football was played in Toronto on November 9, 1861, featuring University of Toronto students.
The game at the time was a modified version of English rugby and it gained popularity throughout the 1860s. Rugby itself was still an infant game having evolved out of association football in the 1830s. Seeking a way to keep fit after summer, the Argonaut Rowing Club formed their own rugby-football squad on October 4, 1873; the Argonauts Football Club would play their first game against Hamilton on October 18 of that year, beginning a storied rivalry. H. T. Glazebrook served as their first head coach. Establishment of the football team was formalized by the ARC on September 17, 1874, with a subscription fee of one dollar charged per player; the football team played a handful of challenge matches—one team inviting another to play—as an amateur squad against university and city teams every year throughout the 1870s, with one dormant year in 1879 due to injuries. In 1883 the Toronto Football Club, other city teams from Ontario and university squads from Toronto, Queens University and Royal Military College formed the Ontario Rugby Football Union.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the West Division of the Canadian Football League, they play their home games at Investors Group Field after many years of playing at the since demolished Canad Inns Stadium. The Blue Bombers were founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Football Club, which remains the organization's legal name today. Since that time, they have won the league's Grey Cup championship 10 times, most in 1990. With 10 wins, they have the third-highest win total in the Grey Cup although they are the team with the longest Grey Cup drought; the Blue Bombers were the first team not located in Ontario or Quebec to win a championship and hold the record for most Grey Cup appearances with 24. Founded: 1930 Formerly known as: Winnipegs 1930–1937 Helmet design: Gold background, with a white "W" and blue trim Uniform colours: Blue, gold with white accents Past uniform colours: Green and white 1930 to 1932 Nicknames: Bombers and Gold, Big Blue Mascots: Buzz and Boomer Fight Song: "Bombers Victory March" Credited to T.
H Guild & J. Guild Stadium: Osborne Stadium, Canad Inns Stadium, Investors Group Field Local radio: 680 CJOB Main rivals: Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team they have played on numerous occasions for the Grey Cup, Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, other prairie city teams the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders. Western Division 1st place: 16—1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972 East Division 1st Place: 7—1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2011 Western Division championships: 13—1936, 1939, 1941, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1984 Eastern Division championships: 7 — 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2007, 2011 Grey Cup Championships: 10—1935, 1939, 1941, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1984, 1988, 1990 Division history: Western Football Conference, West Division, East Division, North Division, West Division, East Division, West Division, East Division, West Division 2018 regular season record: 10 wins, 8 losses, 0 ties The first football team in Winnipeg was formed in 1879, was called the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club.
On June 10, 1930, they amalgamated with all the other teams in the Manitoba Rugby Football Union to create the Winnipeg Winnipegs Rugby Football Club, adopting the colours green and white. The Winnipegs played their first game against St. John's Rugby Club on June 13, 1930, when St. John's won by a score of 7–3. In 1932, the Winnipegs and St. John's adopted the colours blue and gold. Western teams had been to the Grey Cup game 10 times since 1909, but they had always gone home empty-handed, it was clear in those days that the East was much more powerful, outscoring their opponents 236–29 in these games. On December 7, 1935, the Bombers got their first shot at winning the 23rd Grey Cup; the game was being held with the home-town Tigers being their opponents. It was a rainy day at Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds, with 6,405 fans in attendance. Winnipeg was up 5–0 before many fans had reached their seats. Hamilton player Jack Craig let the opening kickoff bounce to the turf while a Winnipeg player promptly recovered the ball at the Hamilton 15-yard line.
Winnipeg scored on a Bob Fritz pass to Bud Marquardt to get the early lead. After scoring another touchdown on a Greg Kabat catch in the endzone, Winnipeg went into halftime up 12–4, their lead was soon cut to three points in the second half after Hamilton scored a touchdown of their own, helped by a blocked kick that placed the ball on the Winnipeg 15-yard line. After a Hamilton rouge, Winnipeg's RB/KR Fritz Hanson caught a punt, after a few moves and a few missed tackles, was on his way to a 78-yard touchdown return, making the score 18–10. Hamilton would force a safety to bring themselves within six points, but failed to crack the endzone, getting as far as the Winnipeg four-yard line; the final score was Winnipeg 18, Hamilton 12. With that, Winnipeg had become the first team from Western Canada to win a Grey Cup. In 1935, before an exhibition game against North Dakota State, Winnipeg Tribune sports writer Vince Leah decided to borrow from Grantland Rice, who labelled Joe Louis as "The Brown Bomber".
He called the team the "Blue Bombers of Western football". Up to that point, the team had been called the "Winnipegs". From that day forward, the team has been known as the "Winnipeg Blue Bombers". In that same year, the Blue Bombers, Calgary Bronks, Regina Roughriders formed the Western Interprovincial Football Union as the highest level of play in Western Canada. From 1936 to 1949, the Bombers won the right to compete for the Grey Cup in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945. Of these appearances, Winnipeg won only twice, in 1939 over the Ottawa Rough Riders and again in their 1941 rematch. Jack Jacobs, known as Indian Jack, was a Creek quarterback from Oklahoma, he came to the Bombers in 1950 after a successful career in the United States. He led the Bombers to two Grey Cup appearances, his exciting style of play and extreme talent increased ticket sales and overall awareness and popularity of the club. The revenue the Bombers were getting from their newfound popularity was enough to convince them to move from the small, outdated Osborne Stadium to the new Winnipeg Stadium.
Jacobs was so well liked, the fans referred to the new stadium as "The House that Jack Built". Jacobs retired in 1954 to bec