|Roughrider Legends - Ken McEachern|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Tuesday, 21 August 2012 12:49|
Irony might be the best way to describe the career of a Roughrider Legend named Ken McEachern!
A Canadian, who played his college football in the U-S at Weber State University, Ken McEachern played 11 seasons in the C-F-L…10 of them in Saskatchewan. But, the one year he was away from the Green and White, was the one year he won a Grey Cup...in 1983 with the Toronto Argonauts!
Make no mistake, Ken McEachern was a stellar safety for the Riders from 1974 to 1982 and for one last season in 1984…playing 132 of his 147 career C-F-L games with Saskatchewan. He hauled in 38 of his 43 interceptions with the Riders, returning four of them for touchdowns and adding a fifth on a fumble recovery in 1977…one of 10 fumble recoveries he had in the C-F-L.
For his efforts, McEachern was named a four-time Division all-star in 1976, 80, 81 and 83 and a C-F-L all-star in 1980 and 81 as a Rider and captured the Tom Pate Memorial Award in 1983. He was named to the Riders Plaza of Honour in 1993.
Don’t hold it against him for winning a Grey Cup elsewhere…there’s no doubt that Ken McEachern is a Roughrider Legend!