Toronto Argonauts Alumni Association
Save the date: 20th Annual Golf Fun Day will be June 4 at Eagle Ridge
He was an Argo: Leo Cahill
(Feb. 16, 2018 – ArgoAlumni.com, TorontoSun.com) Beloved former Argo coach Leo Cahill has passed away. He was 89. There was no one on the Toronto sports landscape quite like Leo, not before him, not after him. Not ever.
More at TorontoSun.com: Former Argos coach Leo Cahill dies at 89
Statement from the Commissioner
What you may not know about this Super Bowl champ
(February 5, 2018 – ArgoAlumni.com, PhillyMag.com, FresnoBee.com) Mychal Kendricks is a Super Bowl champion after his Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Kendricks started Sunday at outside linebacker and recorded his first solo tackle in the first quarter. He was also in on plays in the second quarter and fourth quarter.
Mychal is the eldest son of Marv Kendricks who played running back with the Argonauts in 1973. Marv attended UCLA and played for the Bruins in ’70 and ’71.
More at FresnoBee.com
He was an Argo: Jim Stillwagon
(February 4, 2018 – ArgoAlumni.com) Jim Stillwagon (February 11, 1949 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio – February 4, 2018) was a former Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman and all-star American college player.
One of the two Jims (Corrigall the other) who dominated the Toronto Argonauts defensive line in the 1970s. Jim earned four CFL all-star selections and named to the All-Time depth chart in 2007 at Defensive Tackle.
Jim Stillwagon Obituary
Photo of the month: 1950 Grey Cup
During the week, Toronto was hit with a powerful snowstorm and the day prior to the game grounds keepers at Varsity Stadium decided to bulldoze the field. The result was a slippery mess that was dubbed the Mud Bowl. The Argonauts wore the longest cleats they could find and QB Al Dekdebrun (who replaced Krol) taped thumb tacks to his fingers to help his grip on the ball. Toronto went on to blank Winnipeg 13-0 for Earl Grey’s Cup in the infamous Mud Bowl.
Steinauer key part of one of college football’s biggest turnarounds
(Jan. 24, 2018 – ArgoAlumni.com, The Hamilton Spectator) Orlondo Steinauer has pretty much been a success everywhere he has gone in football. He was a 12-year CFL player (Argos 2001-08), a two-time Grey Cup champ and a five-time All-Canadian selection. As a defensive coach (Argos 2010-12), he won another Grey Cup with the Argos.
They — in the ‘most people’ sense of the word — said he was an “unorthodox hire,” by Fresno State University in 2017, but a year later they’re saying: “Who needs orthodox?”
Steinauer and the rest of the second-year Fresno State Bulldogs’ football coaching staff have become one of the most important assets on the central California campus.
More on thespec.com
Mack welcomed into HS hall
(Jan. 16, 2018 – ArgoAlumni.com, Herald-Banner) Gene Mack, a talented all-around athlete, was recently inducted into the Greenville (TX) Athletic Hall of Honor.
Gene and Patsy Jefferson (volleyball/track/basketball) took their places in the Hall and then were recognized before the Greenville Lions’ home football game against Texas High in October.
Mack excelled in football, basketball and track and field at Carver in Greenville before transferring to Greenville High School in 1967. He went on to earn all-conference honors as a defensive end at Texas-El Paso and then all-star honors as a linebacker in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts.
Mack, who has gone on to a long and distinguished acting career, talked about the rough start to his football career at Carver.
“The first day I went out for football I broke my leg,” he said.
Rashovich turns back the hands of time
(Jan. 9, 2018 – Regina Leader-Post) Damaged digits are a lasting reminder of 16 years as a linebacker and special-teams ace in the Canadian Football League — an experience that, despite the various souvenirs of on-field combat, he will always treasure.
“I loved trying to be the best you could be,” the 57-year-old Rashovich, who spent his final 13 CFL seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, said in the living room of his south Regina home. He also played in 1985 and 1986 with the Toronto Argonauts.
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