Riders Plaza of Honor Inductees

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Today the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honor Committee announced four new members will be inducted into the Plaza of Honor. This year Ed Buchanan, Nate Davis, Andrew Greene and Tom Robinson will have their names forever etched into Saskatchewan Roughrider history.

Besides being Saskatchewan’s most prestigious sporting dinner, the Plaza of Honor Dinner has contributed approximately $6 million to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.

The Plaza of Honor Dinner presented by SaskTel has inducted 113 individuals who have made major contributions to the proud tradition of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.

The club has also inducted the 1966, 1989 and 2007 Grey Cup championship teams.

The cairn honouring the Plaza of Honor Inductees is situated outside the main gates on the west side of Mosaic Stadium. The Plaza of Honor cairn is sponsored by SaskTel, SASK SPORT INC. and the City of Regina.

This year’s dinner is set for Friday, September 21
st at the Credit Union Eventplex – Evraz Place. To accommodate a much larger audience, the event has been moved to the Eventplex and will allow patrons a spacious opportunity with a large reception area throughout the evening to meet and greet friends and associates. The ambiance will be significantly improved and there will be ample room to move around and a quick food service delivery time.

For information on tickets or corporate tables, contact the Saskatchewan Roughrider Ticket Office at 525-1281 or 1-888-474-3377 or any committee member.

ED BUCHANAN
San Diego Jr. College
#25
Halfback
1963-67
  • Born in San Diego, CA.
  • Played five seasons with the Roughriders
  • Played his college ball at San Diego Jr. College
  • Played 45 regular season games for the Riders 
  • Was a member of the 1966 Grey Cup Championship Roughrider team
  • His 2,531 rushing yards as a Rider place him 10th on the all-time Rider list
  • Also had 93 career receptions for 1,637 yards and eight touchdowns
  • His 1,325 kick-off return yards place him 16th on the all-time Rider list
  • Was named to the All-Canadian team in 1964
 CAREER STATS

YEAR  TEAM                          GP       CAR    YDS    LG       TD  REC  YDS   LG  TD

1963 Saskatchewan                 3        47        179      23        0         6     96    36      1        

1964 Saskatchewan               16       179     1390      93        7       36    681   48      2

1965 Saskatchewan                 4        24          86      15        0         4      87   28      0

1966 Saskatchewan                 6        32        181      43        0       14    296   80      3

1977 Saskatchewan               16       120       695      85        2       33    477   53      2         

Totals                                      45       402      2531     93        9       93  1637   80      8


NATE DAVIS

Indiana
#98
Defensive Lineman
2001-06
  • Born in Hartford, CN. In 1974
  • Played his college ball at Indiana
  • Spent six seasons playing for Saskatchewan
  • Was originally drafted in the second round (32nd overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft
  • Spent parts of four seasons with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons
  • Started 91 regular season games for the Riders
  • Also started in six playoff games 
  • Finished his career with 144 defensive tackles
  • His 32 quarterback sacks are 9th on the Riders all-time list
  • Also recorded five fumble recoveries
  • Was a West Division All-Star in 2003 and 2004
  • Was a CFL All-Star in 2004
CAREER STATS

YEAR TEAM                         GP      DT       FR       QS     

2001   Saskatchewan         13        40          2          3

2002   Saskatchewan         15        38          1          3

2003   Saskatchewan         17        31          0       10

2004   Saskatchewan         18        20          2          8

2005   Saskatchewan         12        15          0          4

2006   Saskatchewan         16        20          0          4

Totals                                    91      164        5          32

ANDREW GREENE
Indiana
#68
Offensive Lineman
1997; 1999-2006
  • Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1969
  • Played eight seasons with the Roughriders
  • Played his college ball at Indiana
  • Selected in the 2nd round (18th overall) by the Riders in the 1994 CFL Draft
  • Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round (53rd overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft
  • Spent four seasons in the NFL with Miami, Seattle and Jacksonville
  • Spent nine seasons with the Roughriders
  • Started 116 regular season games on the Riders offensive line
  • Also started in nine playoff games and the 1997 Grey Cup game
  • Was named a West Division All-Star five times
  • Was named a CFL All-Star four times
  • Was the West nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman in 2000
  • Was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2003

TOM ROBINSON
President 
  • Served as on the Roughrider Board of Directors for 11 years
  • Served as President/Chairman from 2001-2003
  • Also spent three years as Vice-President of the Riders
  • Was instrumental in conceiving, planning and implementing the modern Board of Directors structure currently used by the organization
  • Served on the first committee of the Board to search for and recommend the hiring of the first CEO
  • Instrumental in dealing with the provincial government in debt of the Club essentially forgiven
  • Helped get the finances of the Club turned around from -$3 million to +$10 million when he left the Club
  • Played a very active role at the CFL level where he served for a time as Chairman of the CFL Board of Governors
  • Served as a Vice-President for the 1995 Grey Cup held in Saskatchewan
  • Also oversaw a tremendously successful Grey Cup 2003 hosted in Saskatchewan