Monday, May 26, 2014

Riders Add Two To Plaza Of Honor

Today the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honor Committee announced two new members will be inducted into the Plaza of Honor. This year Chris Szarka and Omarr Morgan will have their names forever etched into Saskatchewan Roughrider history.


Besides being Saskatchewan’s most prestigious sporting dinner, the Plaza of Honor Dinner has contributed over $6 million to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.


The Plaza of Honor Dinner presented by SaskTel has inducted 116 individuals who have made major contributions to the proud tradition of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club. The club has also inducted the 1966, 1989 and 2007 Grey Cup championship teams.


The cairn honouring the Plaza of Honor Inductees is situated outside the main gates on the west side of Mosaic Stadium. The Plaza of Honor cairn is sponsored by SaskTel, SASK SPORT INC. and the City of Regina.


This year’s dinner is set for Friday, September 19th at the Credit Union Eventplex – Evraz Place. To accommodate a much larger audience, the event will once again take place in the Eventplex and will allow patrons a spacious opportunity with a large reception area throughout the evening to meet and greet friends and associates.
Eastern Illinois
  • Born in Vancouver, BC in 1975
  • Played 14 seasons in the CFL – all with the Roughriders
  • Played his college football at Eastern Illinois
  • Originally selected in the 2nd round (13th overall) of the 1997 Canadian Draft
  • Played 226 regular season games
  • Played in 15 playoff games and four Grey Cups
  • Won the Grey Cup with Saskatchewan in 2007
  • Named the Riders Most Outstanding Canadian in 2002 and 2003
  • Named the West Divisions Most Outstanding Canadian in 2003
  • Finished his CFL career with 423 carries for 1,703 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns while adding 98 receptions for 1,308 yards and five touchdowns
  • Was known as the ‘Canuck Truck’
Brigham Young
Defensive Back
  • Born in Hollywood, CA in 1976
  • Played 11 CFL seasons; ten with the Roughriders
  • Played collegiately at Brigham Young University
  • Originally signed with the Riders as a free agent in June 1999
  • Signed with the St. Louis Rams in April, 1998
  • Played 192 career regular seasons games … 176 with the Riders
  • Played in 12 playoff games
  • Played in two Grey Cups (2009, 2010)
  • Was named a West Division All-Star in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005
  • Was named a CFL All-Star three times (2002, 2003, 2005)
  • Finished his CFL career with 608 defensive tackles, 37 special teams tackles, 62 pass knockdowns, 27 interceptions – two returned for touchdowns, and 11 fumble recoveries – three of which were returned for touchdowns.


Anonymous said...

No Kerry Joseph?

Anonymous said...

Congrats to both. It always made me chuckle that Omar picked the wrong year to leave.


Anonymous said...

Omar Morgan! A great pick. I almost forgot about him. He was just a quiet assassin out there.

Chris G

Anonymous said...

Joseph just retired! Give it time man!

Great selections today.