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Edmonton Eskimos

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The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian football
Canadian football
Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played exclusively in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area...

 team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They currently play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League or CFL is a professional sports league located in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football, a form of gridiron football closely related to American football....

 (CFL). Edmonton is currently the third-youngest franchise in the CFL, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era (1954–present), having won the league's Grey Cup
Grey Cup
The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the Canadian Football League and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team. It is Canada's largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing a Canadian viewing audience of about 3 to 4 million individuals...

 championship thirteen times (second only to the Toronto Argonauts 15), including an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2005
93rd Grey Cup
The 93rd Grey Cup game was held on November 27, 2005, at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes, to decide the winner of the 2005 season of the Canadian Football League. The Eskimos prevailed over the Alouettes in a 38-35 overtime...

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The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian football
Canadian football
Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played exclusively in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area...

 team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They currently play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League or CFL is a professional sports league located in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football, a form of gridiron football closely related to American football....

 (CFL). Edmonton is currently the third-youngest franchise in the CFL, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era (1954–present), having won the league's Grey Cup
Grey Cup
The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the Canadian Football League and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team. It is Canada's largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing a Canadian viewing audience of about 3 to 4 million individuals...

 championship thirteen times (second only to the Toronto Argonauts 15), including an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2005
93rd Grey Cup
The 93rd Grey Cup game was held on November 27, 2005, at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes, to decide the winner of the 2005 season of the Canadian Football League. The Eskimos prevailed over the Alouettes in a 38-35 overtime...

. The Eskimos have the most Grey Cup wins in the modern era with 13.

The Eskimos play their home games at Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)
Commonwealth Stadium is a sports stadium located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The stadium is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton.- History :...

. The team has a rivalry with the Calvary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes and are one of the three community owned teams currently operating in the CFL.

Team facts

Founded: 1949, although other teams named the Edmonton Eskimos existed 1895 to 1923 and 1929 to 1939.

Formerly known as: Esquimaux 1897 to 1910.

Helmet design: Yellow background, with a gold "EE" monogram on a green oval.

Uniform colours: Green, gold, black, and white.

Past uniform colours: Blue and white 1938 to 1939, black and yellow 1907 to 1937

Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)
Commonwealth Stadium is a sports stadium located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The stadium is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton.- History :...

 (1978
1978 CFL season
The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season.-Final regular season standings:...

–present).

Past stadium: Clarke Stadium
Clarke Stadium
Clarke Stadium, in its original incarnation, was a Canadian football stadium located in Edmonton, Alberta.-History:The stadium was originally built in 1938 on land deeded to the City for the purpose of constructing public sports fields by Mackenzie King...

 (1954–1978
1978 CFL season
The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season.-Final regular season standings:...

).

Grey Cup
Grey Cup
The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the Canadian Football League and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team. It is Canada's largest annual sports and television event, regularly drawing a Canadian viewing audience of about 3 to 4 million individuals...

 Championships:
13—1954
42nd Grey Cup
The 42nd Grey Cup football game was played on November 27, 1954, before a full house at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada.The underdog Edmonton Eskimos won a contest over the Montreal Alouettes by the score of 26 to 25...

, 1955
43rd Grey Cup
The 43rd Grey Cup game was played on November 26, 1955 before 39,417 football fans at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. This was the first Grey Cup played in Vancouver.The Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes by the score of 34 to 19.- Box Score :...

, 1956
44th Grey Cup
The 44th Grey Cup game was played on November 24, 1956 before 27,425 fans at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.The favoured Edmonton Eskimos won their third straight Grey Cup over the Montreal Alouettes by the score of 50 to 27....

, 1975
63rd Grey Cup
The 63rd Grey Cup was played on November 23, 1975 before 32,454 fans at McMahon Stadium at Calgary. The Edmonton Eskimos won an extremely close game, decided on the last play, against the Montreal Alouettes by the score 9 to 8.-Box Score:...

, 1978
66th Grey Cup
The 66th Grey Cup was played on November 26, 1978 before 54,695 fans at Exhibition Stadium at Toronto. The Edmonton Eskimos won against the Montreal Alouettes with a close 20-13 victory.- Box Score :First QuarterEdmonton - FG – Dave Cutler 37 yards...

, 1979
67th Grey Cup
The 67th Grey Cup was played on November 25, 1979 before 65,113 fans at the Olympic Stadium at Montreal. The Edmonton Eskimos won against the Montreal Alouettes by the score 17 to 9.-Box Score:First Quarter...

, 1980
68th Grey Cup
The 68th Grey Cup was played on November 23, 1980 before 54,661 fans at the Exhibition Stadium at Toronto. The Edmonton Eskimos demolished the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by the score 48 to 10, in one of the Grey Cup's most lopsided victories.-Scoring:...

, 1981
69th Grey Cup
The 69th Grey Cup was played on November 22, 1981 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec in front of 52,487 fans. The 1981 Grey Cup game is considered to be one of the ten best Grey Cup games of all time...

, 1982
70th Grey Cup
The 70th Grey Cup, also known as the "Rain Bowl", was the 1982 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship game between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos. The Eskimos defeated the Argonauts 32-16 on the Eskimos' way to their fifth straight Grey Cup...

, 1987
75th Grey Cup
The 75th Grey Cup was the 1987 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts...

, 1993
81st Grey Cup
The 81st Grey Cup was the 1993 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta...

, 2003
91st Grey Cup
The 91st Grey Cup was the 2003 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes on November 16 at Taylor Field, in Regina, Saskatchewan before 50,909 fans...

, 2005
93rd Grey Cup
The 93rd Grey Cup game was held on November 27, 2005, at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes, to decide the winner of the 2005 season of the Canadian Football League. The Eskimos prevailed over the Alouettes in a 38-35 overtime...


Runner-up: 9—1952
40th Grey Cup
The 40th Grey Cup game was the Canadian Football Championship held on 29 November 1952. The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 21-11 at Toronto's Varsity Stadium.-Game highlights:...

, 1960
48th Grey Cup
The 48th Grey Cup was the Canadian Football League's championship game of the 1960 season on November 26, 1960.The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 16 to 6 at Vancouver's Empire Stadium before a crowd of 38,102 fans-Box Score:...

, 1973
61st Grey Cup
The 61st Grey Cup game was the Canadian Football Championship on November 25, 1973. Ottawa Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Eskimos 22-18 in the CNE Stadium in Toronto before a crowd of 36,653.-Game summary:...

, 1974
62nd Grey Cup
The 62nd Grey Cup was played on November 24, 1974 before 32,454 fans at Empire Stadium at Vancouver. The Montreal Alouettes beat the Edmonton Eskimos 20 to 7 on rain slick field...

, 1977
65th Grey Cup
The 65th Grey Cup, played on November 27, 1977 and also known as The Ice Bowl, was the 1977 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship final between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos...

, 1986
74th Grey Cup
The 74th Grey Cup was the 1986 Canadian Football League championship game that was played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos...

, 1990
78th Grey Cup
The 78th Grey Cup was the 1990 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC...

, 1996
84th Grey Cup
The 84th Grey Cup, also known as The Snow Bowl, was the 1996 Grey Cup Canadian Football League championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario...

, 2002
90th Grey Cup
The 90th Grey Cup was the 2002 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes on November 24 at Commonwealth Stadium, in Edmonton, Alberta...


Western Division championships (regular season): 22—1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1973
1973 CFL season
The 1973 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 20th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 16th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1973:...

, 1974
1974 CFL season
The 1974 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 21st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 17th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1974:...

, 1975
1975 CFL season
The 1975 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 22nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 18th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1975:...

, 1977
1977 CFL season
The 1977 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 24th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 20th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1977:...

, 1978
1978 CFL season
The 1978 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 25th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 21st Canadian Football League season.-Final regular season standings:...

, 1979
1979 CFL season
The 1979 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 26th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 22nd Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1979:...

, 1980
1980 CFL season
The 1980 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 27th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 23rd Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1980:...

, 1981
1981 CFL season
The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1981:...

, 1982
1982 CFL season
The 1982 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1982:After the 1981 season the Montreal Alouettes folded...

, 1986
1986 CFL season
The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1986:...

, 1988
1988 CFL season
The 1988 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 35th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 31st Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1988:...

, 1989
1989 CFL season
The 1989 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 36th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 32nd Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1989:...

, 1991
1991 CFL season
The 1991 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 38th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 34th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1991:...

, 1997
1997 CFL season
The 1997 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 44th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 40th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 1997:...

, 2001
2001 CFL season
The 2001 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 48th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 44th Canadian Football League season.-CFL news in 2001:...

, 2002
2002 CFL season
The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 2002:...

, 2003
2003 CFL season
The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 2003:...

.

Main rivals: Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta and named in reference to the Calgary Stampede. The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium...

 (See Battle of Alberta
Battle of Alberta
The Battle of Alberta is a term applied to the intense rivalry between the Canadian cities of Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta, and Calgary, the province's largest city...

), Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec.The current franchise named the Alouettes moved to Montreal from Baltimore, Maryland, in 1996 where they had been known as the Baltimore Stallions...

 (11 meetings in the Grey Cup, once in the East Final).

2011 Regular Season
2011 Edmonton Eskimos season
The Edmonton Eskimos season was the 54th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 63rd overall. The Eskimos improved upon their 7–11 record from 2010, after winning their eighth game on October 10, 2011, while also securing a berth in the playoffs in that same game...

 Record:
11 wins, 7 losses.

Ownership


The Edmonton Eskimos Football Club is one of three remaining "community owned" teams in the CFL (owned by local shareholders). This was once the most common type of ownership in the CFL. IN 2006 the Ottawa Sun
Ottawa Sun
The Ottawa Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is published by Sun Media. It was first published in the early 1980s as the Ottawa Sunday Herald, until it was acquired by Toronto Sun Publishing Corporation in 1988....

reported that shares cost $10 each, but were not open to the general public and required the approval of the 80 existing shareholders. This contrasts with the Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. They were founded in 1910. They play their home games at 2940 10th Avenue in Regina, which has been the team's home base for its entire history, even prior to the construction of Mosaic Stadium at Taylor...

, one of the other community owned teams in the CFL, who have offered shares to the public.

the board of directors included Chairman Douglas Goss, Treasurer Allan Sawin, Secretary Bruce Bentley, Diane Brickner, Harold Roozen, Terry O'Flynn and John Moquin. The club's president and CEO is Rick LeLacheur.

For the 2008 year, the club announced revenue of $14.868 million, and a profit on the football side of the franchise, but a net loss of $504,049 because of loss of investments in the stock market due to the economic recession.

The Eskimos Posted a Loss for the 2010 football season, but despite the $2 million plus loss, the circumstances put the Eskimos in a healthy financial situation, with money being spent on Commonwealth Stadium, the facilities, and extra Grey Cup events.

Franchise history


Edmonton played its first series of organized games with the formation of the Alberta Rugby Football Union in 1895. In 1897 the name Esquimaux was adopted. In 1910 the club was officially named the Edmonton Eskimos. Since 1978 the Eskimos have played their home games in Commonwealth Stadium. They are one of the most successful teams in Canadian football
Canadian football
Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played exclusively in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area...

 history, having won the Grey Cup more than any other team except the Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League. The Toronto, Ontario based team was founded in 1873 and is one of the oldest existing professional sports teams in North America, after the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta...

, and being the run-away leader in attendance for many years.

The team holds many impressive records, including five consecutive Grey Cup wins (1978 to 1982), and 34 consecutive years in the playoffs (1972 to 2005), a record no other North America
North America
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas...

n professional team (regardless of sport) has equalled. Former Eskimos have figured prominently in Alberta political life: past players include two former provincial premiers (E. Peter Lougheed
Peter Lougheed
Edgar Peter Lougheed, PC, CC, AOE, QC, is a Canadian lawyer, and a former politician and Canadian Football League player. He served as the tenth Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985....

 and Donald Getty), a former mayor of Edmonton (Bill Smith
Bill Smith (Alberta politician)
William Smith is a businessman, Canadian politician, and former mayor of Edmonton, Alberta.Smith was first elected in 1995 after defeating incumbent Mayor Jan Reimer and was re-elected in 1998 and 2001...

), and a lieutenant-governor (Norman Kwong
Norman Kwong
Norman Lim "Normie" Kwong, CM, AOE is a former professional athlete, sports executive, and was the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta...

).

During the glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Edmonton Eskimos won five Grey Cup championships in a row. Since Edmonton re-entered the CFL in 1949, only one team has managed to win three in row (Eskimos 1954 to 1956), let alone five. Their achievements were documented in the book, Decade of Excellence, with photographs by Bob Peterson
Bob Peterson (photographer)
Bob Peterson , from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is a professional photographer and publisher of Paralympics: Where Heroes Come, the first book ever written about the history of the Paralympic Games....

. The Eskimos have also enjoyed great attendance in the stands as they lead the league.

Origin of the uniform



The current uniform colours, green and gold, were adopted when the Eskimos received uniforms from the University of Alberta
University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president, it is widely recognized as one of the best universities in Canada...

 Golden Bears
Alberta Golden Bears
The Alberta Golden Bears are the men's athletic teams that represent the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The women's teams are known as the Alberta Pandas.-History:...

 football team, which was dormant due to a lack of competition in 1949. The colours have remained since that time, and the Golden Bears maintain them to this day as well. Overall, the jersey and colours have remained relatively the same over the years with only minor modifications made every so often. In 2003
2003 Edmonton Eskimos season
The 2003 Edmonton Eskimos finished 1st in the West division with a 13–5–0 record and won the Grey Cup in a rematch of the previous year's championship game.-CFL Draft:-Schedule:-Season standings:-Season schedule:Total attendance: 371,054...

, the Eskimos introduced white pants to be worn with their away jerseys and have continued to wear them on occasion to this day. In the 2005 CFL season
2005 CFL season
The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season.-CFL News in 2005:...

, all CFL teams switched to a Reebok
Reebok
Reebok International Limited, a subsidiary of the German sportswear company Adidas since 2005, is a producer of Athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. The name comes from the Afrikaans spelling of rhebok, a type of African antelope or gazelle...

 designed template, yet the jerseys for the Eskimos stayed much the same. In that same year, the Eskimos introduced an alternate jersey for the first time in the franchise's history. Green pants were also introduced at this time and have been worn with their home and away jerseys since then. Along with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Ivor Wynne Stadium...

 and Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are currently members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League . They play their home games at Canad Inns Stadium, and plan to move to a new stadium for the 2012 season.The Blue Bombers were founded...

, they are one of the few teams to alternate the pants and jersey combinations of their uniforms within a season. The alternate gold jersey was last worn in 2007, as they mainly use their green jerseys.

Wall of Honour


The Eskimos have a policy of honouring the players who have best represented the team on the field. The player's name, number and seasons played with the Eskimos is displayed on the edge of the concrete separating the upper and lower decks of Commonwealth Stadium
Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton)
Commonwealth Stadium is a sports stadium located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The stadium is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton.- History :...

. The Eskimos keep the number in circulation rather than retire them from use.

Numbers so honoured :

  • 1 Warren Moon
    Warren Moon
    Harold Warren Moon is a former American professional gridiron football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs...

     (2001)
  • 2 Henry "Gizmo" Williams
    Gizmo Williams
    Henry L. "Gizmo" Williams is a retired American and Canadian football kick returner and wide receiver...

     (2002)
  • 11 Sean Fleming (2011)
  • 12 Tom Wilkinson (1982)
  • 13 Larry Highbaugh
    Larry Highbaugh
    Larry Highbaugh is a former defensive back for the British Columbia Lions from 1971-1972 and the Edmonton Eskimos from 1972-1983 of the Canadian Football League...

     (1996)
  • 22 Tom Scott (1993)

  • 24 Johnny Bright
    Johnny Bright
    Johnny D. Bright was a professional Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Drake University...

     (1983)
  • 26 Dave Cutler (1986)
  • 27 Don Getty
    Don Getty
    Donald Ross Getty, OC, AOE is a retired Canadian politician who served as the 11th Premier of Alberta between 1985 and 1992. A member of the Progressive Conservatives, he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before...

     (1992)
  • 30 Danny Bass
    Danny Bass
    Danny Bass is a former linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts in 1980, Calgary Stampeders from 1981–1983 and the Edmonton Eskimos from 1984-1991 of the Canadian Football League. He won a Grey Cup for the Eskimos and played in another two for them...

     (1992)
  • 36 Oscar Kruger
    Oscar Kruger
    Oskar Kruger was a defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 to 1965 of the Canadian Football League.Brought up in Edmonton, Kruger played for the Edmonton Wildcats in 1953 and then in 1954 for the Edmonton Eskimos...

     (1992)
  • 39 Willie Pless
    Willie Pless
    Willie Pless is a retired Canadian football linebacker in the Canadian Football League. He played for the Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, and Saskatchewan Roughriders, winning the 1993 Grey Cup with the Eskimos...

     (2004)

  • 42 Danny Kepley
    Danny Kepley
    Daniel "Danny" Kepley, is a former star linebacker with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.Kepley played his college football at East Carolina University...

     (1987)
  • 47 Larry Wruck
    Larry Wruck
    Larry Wruck is a former linebacker who played twelve seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League winning two Grey Cups....

     (2011)
  • 51 Frank "Guts" Anderson (1985)
  • 53 Frank Morris
    Frank Morris (Canadian football)
    Frank Morris was a professional Canadian football offensive lineman and defensive lineman who played 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos...

     (1984)
  • 55 Ron Estay
    Ron Estay
    Ron Estay is a former defensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1972, he was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 8th round of the 1972 NFL Draft...

     (2010)
  • 60 Chris Morris
    Chris Morris (Canadian football)
    Chris Morris is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos. He was a part of three Grey Cup championship teams with the Eskimos...

     (2008)

  • 65 Dave Fennell
    Dave Fennell
    Dave Fennell is a former defensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1973, he played for Edmonton from 1974–83, and helped lead the team to five straight Grey Cup championships from 1978-82 as a key member of...

     (1984)
  • 66 Roger Nelson (1987)
  • 66 John LaGrone
    John LaGrone
    John LaGrone is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.-CFL:...

     (1988)
  • 67 Rod Connop
    Rod Connop
    Rod Connop is a former professional Canadian football player with the Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos. Connop spent his entire 16-year career with the Eskimos as an offensive lineman. Connop played CIS football at Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks...

     (2005)
  • 70 Brian Kelly (1989)

  • 76 George McGowan
    George McGowan
    George McGowan was an American-born football player for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League where he played for eight seasons from 1971–1978. During his career with the Eskimos, he set CFL league records for most catches in a game and most catches in a season and won two Grey...

     (1985)
  • 77 Tommy Joe Coffey
    Tommy Joe Coffey
    Tommy Joe Coffey was a Canadian Football League wide receiver and place kicker who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts.-CFL:...

     (1988)
  • 91 Jackie Parker
    Jackie Parker
    John Dickerson "Jackie" Parker was an American football player who became an All-American in college football and an outstanding professional football player in the Canadian Football League at the running back, quarterback, defensive back, and kicker positions. He is primarily known for his play...

     (1983)
  • 94 Rollie Miles
    Rollie Miles
    Elmer Roland "Rollie" Miles was a professional football player for the Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos. Miles played offence , defence , and special teams , during his eleven career with the Eskimos...

     (1983)
  • 95 Normie Kwong (1984)


Team song


During each home game fans stand and sing the "Edmonton Eskimos Fight Song" to the tune "Washington and Lee Swing
Washington and Lee Swing
Washington and Lee Swing is the official fight song of Washington & Lee University. Before it morphed into a swing, Dixieland and bluegrass standard, "The Washington and Lee Swing" was one of the most well known — and widely borrowed — football marches ever written, according to Robert...

":
We're cheering fight, fight, fight on Eskimos
We're marching right, right, right on Eskimos
We're charging down the field for all to see
and shouting rah, rah, rah, fight on to victory
We're fighting on till every game is won
The Green and Gold is bold and when we're done
we'll tell the world we're proud of Edmonton
and the Edmonton Eskimos!

Head coaches


  • Annis Stukus
    Annis Stukus
    Annis Paul Stukus was a Canadian football player, coach and general manager, and ice hockey general manager....

     (1949–1952)
  • Frank Filchock
    Frank Filchock
    Frank Joseph Filchock was an American and Canadian football tailback/quarterback and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship game, he was suspended by the National Football League from 1947 to 1950 for associating with gamblers.-Early career:Born in 1916 in...

     (1952)
  • Darrell Royal
    Darrell Royal
    Darrell K Royal is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Mississippi State University , the University of Washington , and the University of Texas at Austin , compiling a career college football record of 184–60–5...

     (1953)
  • Pop Ivy
    Pop Ivy
    Frank "Pop" Ivy was a football player and coach who holds the unique distinction of being the only person ever to serve as a head coach in the National Football League, the American Football League and the Western Interprovincial Football Union.A native of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Ivy was part Native...

     (1954–1957)
  • Sam Lyle
    Sam Lyle
    Melvin E. "Sam" Lyle was an American football player, coach, and the founder of the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award.-Playing career:...

     (1958)

  • Eagle Keys
    Eagle Keys
    Eagle Keys is a former Canadian football player and coach and is currently the fifth most winningest Head Coach in the Canadian Football League...

     (1959–1963)
  • Neill Armstrong
    Neill Armstrong
    Neill Ford Armstrong is a former American football player and coach whose career spanned more than 40 years at both the collegiate and professional levels....

     (1964–1969)
  • Ray Jauch
    Ray Jauch
    Ray Jauch was a coach in the Canadian Football League, USFL, and the Arena Football League.A star high school athlete, Jauch played running back for the 1958 National Champion University of Iowa Hawkeyes, leading the nation in yards per carry. He played in the 1959 Rose Bowl against California...

     (1970–1977)
  • Hugh Campbell
    Hugh Campbell
    Hugh Campbell is a former American football and Canadian football player, coach, and executive. He served as a head coach in three different professional gridiron football leagues: the Canadian Football League, the United States Football League and the National Football League. Campbell retired...

     (1977–1982)
  • Pete Kettela
    Pete Kettela
    Peter P. "Pete" Kettela is an American football executive and coach who served the head coach of the UC Riverside Highlanders and the Edmonton Eskimos.-Athletic career:Kettela played football, baseball, and basketball at UC Riverside from 1959-1961...

     (1983)

  • Jackie Parker
    Jackie Parker
    John Dickerson "Jackie" Parker was an American football player who became an All-American in college football and an outstanding professional football player in the Canadian Football League at the running back, quarterback, defensive back, and kicker positions. He is primarily known for his play...

     (1983–1987)
  • Joe Faragalli
    Joe Faragalli
    Joe Faragalli was a football player and coach who had most of his success in the Canadian Football League....

     (1987–1990)
  • Ron Lancaster
    Ron Lancaster
    Ronald "Ron" Lancaster was one of the pre-eminent quarterbacks of the Canadian Football League during his playing career; after his retirement as a player, he was also coach and general manager in the same league, and a sports announcer for CBC Television...

     (1991–1997)
  • Kay Stephenson
    Kay Stephenson
    George Kay Stephenson is a former American college and professional football player and current coach, whose latter career has seen him work in four different professional leagues. Stephenson played quarterback for the American Football League's San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills...

     (1998)
  • Don Matthews
    Don Matthews
    Don Matthews, a.k.a. "The Don", is a former head coach of several teams in the Canadian Football League and is the second winningest head coach in CFL history with 231 wins...

     (1999–2000)

  • Tom Higgins (2001–2004)
  • Danny Maciocia
    Danny Maciocia
    Danny Maciocia is the head coach of the Université de Montréal Carabins football team. He is also the former general manager & director of football operations of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and former offensive coordinator with the André-Grasset Phénix, a CEGEP team in...

     (2005–2008)
  • Richie Hall
    Richie Hall
    Richie Hall is the defensive coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2009–2010.- Early years :...

     (2009–2010)
  • Kavis Reed
    Kavis Reed
    Kavis Reed is the head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was named the 19th head coach in Eskimos history on December 10, 2010 after signing a three-year contract...

     (2011–present)


Radio


630 CHED is the home of the Edmonton Eskimo radio broadcast. The Eskimo broadcast team of Morley Scott and Dave Campbell call every home and away game from pre-season through to playoffs.

See also

  • Edmonton Eskimos all time records and statistics
    Edmonton Eskimos all time records and statistics
    Edmonton Eskimos all time records and statisticsCurrent to the 2011 CFL season.- Games played :*274 – Rod Connop*268 – Sean Fleming*254 - Dave Cutler- References :Edmonton Eskimos Media Guide 2009CFL website...

  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame
    Canadian Football Hall of Fame
    The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation, located in Hamilton, Ontario, that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. It is an open to the public institution. It includes displays about the Canadian Football League, Canadian university football and Canadian...

  • Canadian football
    Canadian football
    Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played exclusively in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area...

  • Comparison of Canadian and American football
    Comparison of Canadian and American football
    American and Canadian football are very similar, as both have their origins in rugby football, but there are some key differences.-History:Football was introduced to North America in Canada by the British Army garrison in Montreal, which played a series of games with McGill University...

  • List of Canadian Football League seasons

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