TSN unveils all-time Stampeders roster

Photo courtesy: Scott Grant/CFLPhotoArchive.com

TSN’s CFL 2020 show announced its all-time team 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 CFL franchises.

Rosters feature one head coach, 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, three 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 TSN Calgary roster was as follows:

*denotes National

Head Coach – Wally Buono (1990-2002)

Quarterback – Doug Flutie (1992-1995)

Running Back – Jon Cornish (2007-2015)*

Running Back – Kelvin Anderson (1996-2002)

Receiver – Allen Pitts (1990-2000)

Receiver – Nik Lewis (2004-2014)

Receiver – Herm Harrison (1964-1972)

Receiver – Dave Sapunjis (1990-1996)*

Offensive Line – Rocco Romano (1987, 1992-2000)*

Offensive Line – Tony Pajaczkowski (1955-1965)*

Offensive Line – Harry Langford (1950-1958)*

Offensive Line – Lloyd Fairbanks (1975-1982, 1989-1991)*

Offensive Line – Fred Childress (1996-2003)

Defensive Line – Will Johnson (1989-1996)

Defensive Line – John Helton (1969-1978)

Defensive Line – Stu Laird (1984-1996)*

Defensive Line – Charleston Hughes (2008-2017)

Linebacker – Wayne Harris (1961-1972)

Linebacker – Alondra Johnson (1991-2003)

Linebacker – Alex Singleton (2016-2018)*

Defensive Back – Darryl Hall (1990-92, 1996-2000)

Defensive Back – Larry Robinson (1961-1974)*

Defensive Back – Harvey Wylie (1956-1964)*

Defensive Back – Keon Raymond (2008-2015)

Defensive Back – Brandon Smith (2008-2019)

Placekicker – Rene Paredes (2011-present)*

Punter – Rob Maver (2010-2019)*

Special Teamer – Randy Chevrier (2005-2015)*

Foundational – Willie Burden (1974-1981)

Foundational – Jerry Keeling (1961-1972)

Foundational – Tom Forzani (1973-1983)*

Flutie beat out other legendary quarterbacks, including Jeff Garcia, Henry Burris and Bo Levi Mitchell. Meanwhile receiver Allen Pitts and linebacker Wayne Harris were shoe-in candidates as some of the greatest ever at their respective positions.

The Stampeders Canadian content stands out on their all-time team with a whopping 14 nationals named, double the number required.

Paredes was the lone current player on the list, with Maver and Smith making the team the same off-season in which they retired from the CFL.