TSN unveils all-time Saskatchewan Roughriders roster

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TSN’s CFL 2020 show announced its all-time team for the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday.

The all-time roster project has already covered the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Calgary Stampeders, and the Montreal Alouettes 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 Saskatchewan roster was as follows:

*denotes national

Head Coach – Eagle Keys (1965-70)

Quarterback – Ron Lancaster (1963-78)

Running Back – George Reed (1963-75)

Running Back – Wes Cates (2007-11)

Receiver – Ray Elgaard (1983-96)*

Receiver – Don Narcisse (1987-99)

Receiver – Hugh Campbell (1963-67, 1969)

Receiver – Weston Dressler (2008-15)

Offensive Line – Gene Makowsky (1995-2011)*

Offensive Line – Roger Aldag (1976-92)*

Offensive Line – Ted Urness (1961-70)*

Offensive Line – Brendon LaBatte (2012-Present)*

Offensive Line – Jack Abendschan (1965-75)

Defensive Line – Bobby Jurasin (1986-97)

Defensive Line – Ed McQuarters (1966-74)

Defensive Line – Ron Atchison (1952-68)*

Defensive Line – John Chick (2007-09, 2013-15)

Linebacker – Wayne Shaw (1961-72)*

Linebacker – Eddie Lowe (1983-91)

Linebacker – Reggie Hunt (2002-07)

Defensive Back – Glen Suitor (1984-94)*

Defensive Back – Bruce Bennett (1966-72)

Defensive Back – Lorne Richardson (1973-76)*

Defensive Back – Eddie Davis (2001-09)

Defensive Back – Ed Gainey (2016-Present)

Placekicker – Dave Ridgeway (1982-95)*

Punter – Ken Clark (1980-83)*

Special Teamer – Corey Holmes (2001-05, 2007)

Foundational – Kent Austin (1987-93, 2007)

Foundational – Bill Baker (1968-73, 1977-78)*

Foundational – Bill Clarke (1951-64)*

The team is loaded with iconic Riders, highlighted by the “Little General” Ron Lancaster and the unstoppable George Reed.

Current Rider stars Brendon LaBatte and Ed Gainey also made the list, while CFL on TSN broadcaster Glen Suitor was honoured by his colleagues with a spot in the secondary.

Noticeably absent from the team are star Canadian receivers like Jeff Fairholm, Andy Fantuz, and Chris Getzlaf. Hugh “Gluey” Campbell, better known as the dynastic coach of the Eskimos, makes the team in their stead.