Uzooma Okeke

Inducted in 2014

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College Team: Southern Methodist University
Uzooma Okeke joined the Canadian Football League when he signed for the now defunct Shreveport Pirates in 1994. During his two seasons with the Pirates, Okeke played a total of 34 games.

       After Shreveport folded along with the other United States teams, Okeke signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996. In the 1996 Dispersal Draft Okeke was picked up by the Montreal Alouettes, where he spent the remainder of his career.

       During his 10 seasons with the Alouettes, Okeke was a mainstay on the Offensive Line. In total, Okeke played 163 regular season games with Montreal. During his time with the Alouettes, Okeke is a seven-time Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle, seven-time All-Canadian Offensive Tackle, and won the CFL Most Outstanding Lineman award in 1999. Okeke participated in five Grey Cup games and won the championship only once in 2002 when Montreal defeated the Edmonton Eskimos.


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College Team: Southern Methodist University



Playing Career
Shreveport Pirates
1994, 1995
Ottawa Rough Riders
1996
Montreal Alouettes
1997 - 2010

Awards/Honours

—Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle
1997 - 1999, 2002 - 2005

—All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1997 - 1999, 2002 - 2005

—CFL Most Outstanding Lineman
1999

—Grey Cup Participation
2000, 2002, 2005, 2006

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
2002


Class of 2014
—Ben Cahoon
—Neil Lumsden
—Uzooma Okeke
—Moe Racine
—Charles Roberts
—Wally Buono
—Larry Haylor