TSN unveils all-time Stampeders roster
TSN’s new show CFL 2020 announced its all-time CFL roster for the Calgary Stampeders on Friday.
The all-time roster project has already covered the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and will continue through each of the remaining seven CFL franchises. Rosters feature one head coach, 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, 3 special teamers, and an indeterminant number of foundational players that made a mark on the franchise. Each roster must feature at least seven national players and one current player.
The official Calgary roster was as follows:
Head Coach – Wally Buono (1990-2002)
Quarterback – Doug Flutie (1992-95)
Running Back – Jon Cornish (2007-15)*
Running Back – Kelvin Anderson (1996-2002)
Receiver – Allen Pitts (1990-2000)
Receiver – Nik Lewis (2004-14)
Receiver – Herm Harrison (1964-72)
Receiver – Dave Sapunjis (1990-96)*
Offensive Line – Rocco Romano (1987, 1992-2000)*
Offensive Line – Tony Pajaczkowski (1955-65)*
Offensive Line – Harry Langford (1950-58)*
Offensive Line – Lloyd Fairbanks (1975-82, 1989-91)*
Offensive Line – Fred Childress (1996-2003)
Defensive Line – Will Johnson (1989-96)
Defensive Line – John Helton (1969-78)
Defensive Line – Stu Laird (1984-96)*
Defensive Line – Charleston Hughes (2008-17)
Linebacker – Wayne Harris (1961-72)
Linebacker – Alondra Johnson (1991-2003)
Linebacker – Alex Singleton (2016-18)*
Defensive Back – Darryl Hall (1990-92, 1996-2000)
Defensive Back – Larry Robinson (1961-74)*
Defensive Back – Harvey Wylie (1956-64)*
Defensive Back – Keon Raymond (2008-15)
Defensive Back – Brandon Smith (2008-19)
Placekicker – Rene Paredes (2011-Present)*
Punter – Rob Maver (2010-19)*
Special Teamer – Randy Chevrier (2005-15)*
Foundational – Willie Burden (1974-81)
Foundational – Jerry Keeling (1961-72)
Foundational – Tom Forzani (1973-83)*
The Stampeders Canadian content stands out on their all-time team with a whopping 14 nationals named, double the number required.
Doug Flutie beat out other legendary quarterbacks, including Henry Burris and Bo Levi Mitchell, while receiver Allen Pitts and linebacker Wayne Harris were shoe-in candidates as some of the greatest ever at their positions.
Kicker Rene Paredes was the lone current player on the list, with punter Rob Maver and DB Brandon Smith making the team the same offseason in which they retired.