Don Narcisse

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Don Narcisse
No. 80
Born: (1965-02-26) February 26, 1965 (age 55)
Port Arthur, Texas
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) WR
College Texas Southern
Career history
As coach
2000 San Antonio Matadors (SFL)
As player
19871999 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998
CFL West All-Star 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998
Career stats

Donald Narcisse (born February 26, 1965) is a former wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Texas Southern University. He signed with Saskatchewan as a free agent on September 1, 1987.

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A smaller player at 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) and 170 pounds (77 kg), Narcisse was effective at short-yardage plays, often in situations needing a first down. As a result of rarely being injured and giving strong on-field performances, Narcisse shared and held a few records. He had over 1,000 receiving yards for seven consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1995 including a career-high 1419 yards in 1989. Despite this consistency, the Roughriders were frequently an average team in the middle or bottom half of the standings. He played alongside Ray Elgaard and Jeff Fairholm, who combined to be a top group of receivers, among the best in the league.

At the time of his retirement, he was first all-time in career receptions, third in career receiving yards and tied for first with eight seasons with more than 1000 yards. Narcisse holds the professional football record for most consecutive games with at least one reception in every game (216). He is considered one of the greatest players in Roughriders history and one of the league's greatest receivers.

Narcisse was a popular and respected man due to his positive and warm nature towards fans, players and media. His community involvement became much appreciated throughout his career. His most well-known contribution was the "Catch For Kids" program with SaskEnergy on behalf of Kidsport Saskatchewan which began in 1998. The program has evolved to include a charity Saskatchewan Roughrider player calendar, as well as charity bowling event which today raises more than $100,000 annually for Kidsport. That same season, the Leader Post newspaper ranked him as No. 7 on their list of 50 greatest Roughrider players. He won a Grey Cup with the Riders in 1989 and reached the finals again in 1997. After spending his entire career with the Roughriders, Narcisse retired at the conclusion of the 1999 season.

In 2000, Narcisse coached for the San Antonio Matadors of the Spring Football League.

In 2003, Narcisse was voted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour. Three years later in 2006, Narcisse was among 185 players nominated for The TSN/CFL 50 Greatest Players list. He was not voted into the top 50. He was among the 135 players Honour Roll of those who didn't make the list. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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13 Seasons >>> 1987-1999

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U.S. College

CFL Career Statistics
YearRecYrdAvgLgTD
19872531912.8431
19882128813.7220
198981141917.57411
199086112913.1479
199176104313.7597
199280103412.9657
199383117114.1449
199472100413.9408
1995123128810.5408
19966690613.7774
19976495014.8475
199895121512.8447
19994760012.8311
Total9191236613.57775

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