|Roughrider Legends - Ted Urness|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 17:41|
A home-town boy with a Grey Cup ring…of course Ted Urness is a Roughrider Legend!
Born in Regina, Urness snapped the ball to Green and White quarterbacks for 10 seasons…most notably Ron Lancaster…from 1961 to 1970. That means Urness was a member of the 1966 C-F-L championship team.
But, Urness was one of the best offensive linemen in the country throughout that time…a league all-star for his final six seasons beginning in 1965. He was the runner-up for the C-F-L’s Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 1968. Except for his rookie year, the Riders never missed the playoffs and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Riders Plaza of Honour in 1989.
After football, Urness served as the Chairman for the Saskatchewan Liquor Control Board and was the long serving General Manager for Redhead Equipment here in Saskatoon. His retirement shingle is in Rose Valley. Ted Urness…definitely a Roughrider Legend.