|Roughrider Legends - Ted Dushinski|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:23|
A two-sport athlete from Saskatoon, with ties to a Canadian singing icon…Ted Dushinski is also a Roughrider Legend!
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Dushinski was proficient enough in hockey and football to play junior with the Quakers and the Hilltops…their seasons overlapping. Even after he joined the Riders as a defensive back in 1965, Dushinski continued to play senior hockey until Green and White head coach Eagle Keys ordered him to stop playing hockey in case of injury!
Dushinski was a member of Saskatchewan’s 1966 Grey Cup championship team and was a C-F-L All-Star in 1972. In 1976, Dushinski moved over to the B-C Lions after 11 seasons with the Riders and played his final two seasons with the Leos. He was named to the Roughrider Plaza of Honour in 1993.
Dushinski was also married to singer-songwriter Susan Jacks of “The Poppy Family” fame.
Tragically, Ted Dushinski passed away from lung cancer in 2005 at the age of 61. But, as a Grey Cup champion and a colourful character, he is a Roughrider Legend!