Russ Jackson

Inducted in 1973

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College Team: McMaster University
Russell Jackson was drafted by Ottawa in 1958 and never missed a game due to injury.

       Jackson led the Rough Riders to the playoffs every year he was with them. He completed 1,356 passes for 24,592 yards and 185 touchdowns. He was the Eastern Conference Passing Leader every year from 1963 thru 1969.

       In 1963, Russ Jackson was the first double winner of the Schenley Outstanding Canadian and Outstanding Player Awards. He is a member of the Order of Canada, and has been inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada‚Äôs Sports Hall of Fame.


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College Team: McMaster University



Playing Career
Ottawa Rough Riders
1958 - 1989

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern Quarterback
1962, 1963, 1966, 1967 - 1969

—All-Canadian Quarterback
1966, 1968, 1969

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1959, 1963, 1966, 1969

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1963, 1966, 1969

—Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1959, 1969

—Grey Cup Participation
1960, 1966 ,1968, 1969

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1960, 1968, 1969


Class of 1973
—Russ Jackson
—Leo Lewis
—Moses (Moe) Lieberman QC