Jeff Fairholm
Date of birth: (1965-11-07) November 7, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): WR/SB
College: Arizona
High school: Appleby College
 As player:
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards

1989, 1996 - Grey Cup Champion

CFL All-Star: 1989
Awards: 1988 - Jackie Parker Trophy

1989 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Honours: 2005 - Roughriders' Plaza of Honour

Jeff Fairholm (born 1965) is a retired professional Canadian football player.[1] He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League as a slotback and wide receiver. He was a member of Saskatchewan's Grey Cup winning team of 1989. He played college football at the University of Arizona, and high school football at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario.

Fairholm starred for the Roughriders from 1988 to 1993. He was named the Western Division's rookie-of-the-year in 1988 (Jackie Parker Trophy). The following year, he won the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy, was runner up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award and helped Saskatchewan win its second Grey Cup in franchise history.[2]

He had 53 touchdown catches — including a franchise-record 107-yarder in 1990 — over six seasons with Saskatchewan. Over the final three years, he averaged 72 catches and 1,325 yards per season.

Fairholm retired after winning the Grey Cup with the Argonauts at the conclusion of the 1996 season. He later spent two seasons as a receivers coach for the Argonauts.

He is the son of former Montreal Alouettes defensive back Larry Fairholm.

In 2005, Fairholm was inducted into the Roughriders' Hall of Fame — the Plaza of Honour.

Jeff Fairholm use to live in Montreal, where he operated ROI Resources with his brother (Randy) and sister (Joy). ROI markets products for various manufacturers. Now he lives in Calgary with his son and daughter, Josh and Madison Fairholm.


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