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Ricky Foley
No. 95     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-09) June 9, 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth: Courtice, Ontario
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: York
CFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Debuted in 2006 for the BC Lions
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Career CFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     72
Sacks     20.0
Forced fumbles     4
Stats at

Ricky Foley (born June 9, 1982 in Courtice, Ontario) is a Canadian defensive end in the Canadian Football League who currently plays for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was drafted by the BC Lions in the first round of the 2006 CFL Draft. He played CIS football at York University.

Foley has been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Jets in the NFL, and a member of the BC Lions and the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.

Professional career

BC Lions

Since joining the BC Lions in 2006, Foley has served as a situational pass rusher but with the departure of Cam Wake following the 2008 BC Lions season, Foley earned the starting defensive end position.[1]

Seattle Seahawks

Foley signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 13, 2010. He was waived on August 30.

New York Jets

On August 31, 2010, the New York Jets claimed Foley off waivers.[2] Foley's tenure would be very brief as he was waived on September 3, 2010.[3] Foley would be signed to the team's practice squad two days later[4] only to be released from the squad on September 7, 2010.[5]

Toronto Argonauts

On September 14, 2010, Foley signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[6] His signing came amidst some controversy as the B.C. Lions had announced earlier in the day that they had agreed to terms with Foley.[6] Foley was also interviewed that same morning by Vancouver radio station the Team 1040 where he discussed his return to the Lions. "When I chose B.C., it was like that's the team that I've won a Cup with, winning Canadian Player of the Year, leading the league in sacks, with my boys out there and the staff. It's where I know I've had success, and I love the city out there. They support the Lions so much out there."[6] Lions head coach and general manager Wally Buono later confirmed that Foley had changed his mind and signed with the Argonauts instead of the Lions. "He's done an about face. We think the pressures from the family had a lot to do with it. We're not going to stand in the way if this is what he wants and we'll move on."[6]

On November 25, 2012, Foley played in the 100th Grey Cup for the Argonauts who went on to win the Grey Cup championship. After the Grey Cup game, Foley was awarded the Dick Suderman Trophy as its most "Most Valuable Canadian" player.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On February 25, 2013, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL signed Foley.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andrew Harris
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
Succeeded by