Former Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end Rick Mohr of San Francisco passed away on June 6. He was 61.
Rick signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 1981. Released after playing two games, he signed with the Argos and headed north. He led the Argonauts in sacks with 9.5 for the season. His team played in the Eastern Final game and then the Grey Cup. In 1983 Rick continued to play for the Argos, again leading the team in sacks, this time with 15.5 (still the 3rd most in their history). He was selected to the Eastern Division All-Stars and the CFL’s All-Canadian All-Star team. His team played in the Eastern Final and the Grey Cup again, winning this time and securing a Grey Cup ring. It was the first Grey Cup win for the Argos in 31 years.
Rick concluded his playing career with the Roughriders in 1984 and 1985. Rick was a product of California-Davis.