Ray Elgaard
Date of birth: (1959-08-29) August 29, 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): SB
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
College: Utah
CFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12
Drafted by: Saskatchewan Roughriders
 As player:
1983-1996 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993
CFL West All-Star: 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993
Awards: 1988, 1990, & 1992: CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
  • ranked 36th of TSN's Top 50 players
  • Saskatchewan Plaza of Honor (1999)
Records: 830 receptions, 13 198 receiving yards
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 2002

Raymond Elgaard (born August 29, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former Canadian Football League slotback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1983 through 1996, including winning the 77th Grey Cup in 1989. A big man, he was noted for his reliability as a receiver and his toughness on the field. He retired as the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards in the Canadian Football League (830 receptions, 13,198 receiving yards, eight 1,000 yard seasons).

Elgaard played rugby for Magee Secondary School and the Kats, college football at the University of Utah, and now resides in Las Vegas. He was a three-time CFL Most Outstanding Canadian and a four-time CFL All-Star. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and in November, 2006 was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#36) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.[1]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Scott Flagel
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
Succeeded by
Rocky DiPietro
Preceded by
Rocky DiPietro
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
Succeeded by
Blake Marshall
Preceded by
Blake Marshall
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
Succeeded by
Dave Sapunjis


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