The Toronto Argonauts are mourning the loss of a crucial piece of their 1983 Grey Cup championship team.
The club took to Twitter to express their deepest condolences to the family of Rick Mohr, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 61.
The graduate of the University of California at Davis arrived in the CFL during the 1982 pre-season with the B.C. Lions, but was traded to the Argos alongside Canadian linebacker Don Moen prior to the start of the season.
He impressed with 6.5 sacks in 10 games that season, but didn’t break out until 1983 when he racked up 15.5 sacks en route to the 71st Grey Cup, still the third highest single season mark in the history of the Boatmen. The 1983 CFL All-Star was a crucial part of an Argos defence that held the B.C. Lions scoreless for the entire second half in order to squeak out an 18-17 championship victory.
Mohr played the 1984 spring season in the USFL but returned to Canada in the fall and was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, recording double digit sacks in both of his seasons on the prairies. He retired after the 1985 season, having recorded 42.5 sacks in 56 career regular season games.
Mohr remained a proud CFL alumnus later in life and was a supporter of his hometown Sacramento Gold Miners during US expansion.