Jimmy Oliver (born July 30, 1973) is a former Canadian football wide receiver in the Canadian Football League who played for the BC Lions, Ottawa Renegades, and Toronto Argonauts.He played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs.
Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.
A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player. They get their name because they are split out "wide", farthest away from the rest of the team. Wide receivers are among the fastest players on the field. The wide receiver functions as the pass-catching specialist.
The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.
Joseph "King" Krol was a Canadian football quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to 1953 and 1955. Considered as possibly the most versatile player in Canadian football history as a triple-threat to pass, run, and kick, he was one of Canada's greatest athletes and also famously known as a "Gold Dust Twin" for his teamwork with Royal Copeland. Joe Krol was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. After suffering from a fall in his apartment, Krol died in a Toronto hospital on December 16, 2008.
The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was founded in 1873, and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name, and they are the oldest-surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division. The team's origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Argonauts played their home games at Rogers Centre from 1989 until 2016 when the team moved to BMO Field, the fifth stadium site to host the team.
Ricky Ray is a former American professional Canadian football quarterback. Ray spent the majority of his professional career with the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).He also briefly spent time in the af2, as well as with the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Ray is the Eskimos all-time leader in passing yardage, pass completions and passing touchdowns. He won the Grey Cup in 2003, 2005, 2012, and 2017. He formally announced his retirement from professional football on May 8, 2019.
Matt Dunigan is an American broadcaster and former professional football player and executive. He is a Canadian Football League (CFL) sportscaster for Canadian sports television channel TSN. Dunigan is a former quarterback, coach, and executive in the CFL. In 2006, Dunigan joined the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, and was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#39) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.
BMO Field is an outdoor stadium located at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which is home to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Constructed on the site of the former Exhibition Stadium and first opened in 2007, it is owned by the City of Toronto government, and managed by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The stadium's naming rights are held by the Bank of Montreal, which is commonly branded as "BMO".
James R. Stillwagon was an All-Star American college football player and Canadian Football League player.
Bramalea Satellites was a member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union, a senior league that preceded the Canadian Football League. When the ORFU ceased, it transferred over to the Northern Football Conference for the 1973 and 1974 seasons, and the Ontario junior level after that.
Mike Wilson is a former American football player who played offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks. He also played with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 1977.
Ronald L. Flemons is a former gridiron football defensive lineman. He attended John Marshall High School and Texas A&M University. Flemons was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft, 226th overall, by the Atlanta Falcons. He spent brief stints with several NFL teams before signing on in the CFL in 2006.
Jordan Younger is a former professional cornerback in the Canadian Football League. Younger majored in political science at the University of Connecticut where he also played college football and holds the school record for career kick return touchdowns with 4.
William Zock was a professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played for the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos from 1937 to 1954. He was part of five Grey Cup championships with the Argonauts and another one with the Eskimos. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
The 2008 Toronto Argonauts season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and 136th season overall. The Argonauts attempted to win their 16th Grey Cup, but they failed to make the playoffs ending the season on a nine-game losing streak.
Darrell Karland Smith was a wide receiver and slotback who played eight seasons in the Canadian Football League, mainly for the Toronto Argonauts. His move to the Edmonton Eskimos in 1993 was a part of the largest trade in CFL history, involving 16 players. Smith played college football at Central State University.
James "Jimmy The Jet" Cunningham is a former return specialist and wide receiver in the Canadian Football League and the XFL.
Jonathan Pierre-Etienne is a former professional Canadian football linebacker and defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was originally drafted by the BC Lions in the fifth round of the 2009 CFL Draft. After completing his college eligibility, he signed with the Argonauts on December 16, 2011. He played college football for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2005-2008 and then transferred to the Université de Montréal and played CIS football for the Montreal Carabins from 2008-2011. He was released by the Argonauts on June 17, 2012.
Bernard Eugene Custis was an American and Canadian football player who went on to a distinguished coaching career. He is known for having been the first black professional quarterback in the modern era and first in professional Canadian football, starting for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1951.
Nicholas Peter Volpe is a former Canadian football player who played for the Toronto Argonauts. He won the Grey Cup with the Argonauts in 1950, where he was named the game MVP. Volpe previously played football and attended the University of Toronto and East York Collegiate. He currently serves as Consultant for Football Operations for the Argonauts. He was inducted into the University of Toronto Hall of Fame in 2012.
Frederick Kenneth "Scooter" Doty was a Canadian football player who played for the Toronto Argonauts. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1945, 1946 and 1947. He is a member of the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame. Doty died of bladder cancer on November 9, 2014, aged 90.
Jimmy Ralph is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was undrafted in the 2017 CFL Draft, but was signed by the Argonauts as a free agent on May 17, 2017.
Alex Charette is a professional Canadian football wide receiver who currently plays for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
|This biographical article relating to Canadian football is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|