Riders by the Numbers - 99-95
Published: Friday, Mar 13th 2020, 12:03pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
Yesterday was a crazy day in the sports world. It was also a perfect day to start a countdown to what everyone hopes will be the beginning of the Roughriders regular season. Yesterday, March 12th, marked 99 days until the Riders kick-off their regular season against Montreal at Mosaic Stadium. Every five days, we will release the next five numbers, culminating with the final release ahead of their week 2 clash with Montreal.
With that in mind, we here at Piffles Podcast wanted to take the opportunity to countdown the best players to ever wear each number for the green and white. Without further ado I give you…
Riders By The Numbers
99 – Chuck Klingbeil
98 – Nate Davis
97 – John Chick
96 – Scott Schultz
95 – Ricky Foley
#99 Chuck Klingbeil
While his time in Riderville was very short lived, it included a Grey Cup championship in his rookie season in Saskatchewan, to go alongside his defensive MVP in that game (1989). His time in Saskatchewan ended the following season after he was signed by the Miami Dolphins. He would go on to spend 5 years in the NFL before retiring. Sadly, Klingbeil passed away last year, at the young age of 52.
(Other notables – Shomari Williams, Alex Hall)
#98 Nate Davis
Nate Davis was a mainstay along the Riders defensive line in the early 2000s. He spent 6 years in Riderville (2001 to 2006) amassing 164 tackles, 32 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries and an interception.
(Other notables – R-Kal Truluck, Jearld Baylis)
#97 John Chick
John Chick was a fan favourite throughout his time here in Saskatchewan. He finds himself on a very short list of two-time Grey Cup winners in Saskatchewan, winning in both 2007 and 2013. During his 2 stints with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (07-09 and 13-15), John Chick had 170 tackles, 53 sacks, an interception and 10 fumble recoveries.
(Other notables – Brooks Findlay)
#96 Scott Schultz
Scott Schultz spent 8 years (2001-2009) in the middle of the defensive line with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, winning the Grey Cup in 2007. The Moose Jaw born defensive tackle retired in August of 2009 to become the president of Schultz-Gareau Insurance .
#95 Ricky Foley
Much like Chuck Klingbeil, Foley’s time in Saskatchewan was short-lived but began with a Grey Cup championship. Foley joined the Roughriders in 2013, playing 2 years before being traded to the Toronto Argonauts in 2015. 94 tackles, 20 sacks and a Grey Cup title put Foley at the top of the list for #95.
(Other notables – Luc Mullinder)