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Jim Hopson is the president and chief executive officer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Hopson has served in this role since 2005. Under his stewardship, the Roughriders captured the 2007 Grey Cup, and the team has recorded record profits.
Hopson has been involved with football in Saskatchewan for much of his life. He played high school football for Thom Collegiate in Regina, and then joined the Regina Rams to play junior football. After completing his junior career, Hopson joined the Roughriders in 1973. He became a starter on the offensive line for the Roughriders in 1974, when his career overlapped with Roughrider greats Ron Lancaster and George Reed. During 1975 and 1976, Hopson played professional football while teaching in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. After the 1976 Grey Cup, which Saskatchewan lost to the Ottawa Rough Riders, Hopson retired to focus on his teaching career.
Hopson graduated from the University of Regina with a degree in education and went on to receive a masters degree from the University of Oregon. Divorced with two grown children, as of September 2010 he is engaged to marry Brenda Edwards.
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- "Saskatchewan Roughriders Administration". Saskatchewan Roughriders. http://www.saskriders.com/page/administration. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- Hamilton, Ian (2010-06-19). "Roughriders announce record profit of $3.1 million". National Post. http://sports.nationalpost.com/2010/06/19/roughriders-announce-record-profit/. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Roaring Prairie success". Globe and Mail. 5 September 2010. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/roaring-prairie-success/article1696238/. Retrieved 5 September 2010.