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Burgess, Tom

ards: All World CFL 1991
Acquired: TTM c/o the CFL

Tom Burgess was a prolific passer in college playing for tiny Colgate university in 1985 where he received the Andy Kerr trophy for the team’s most valuable player, and  also to the Colgate Sports Hall of Fame in 1986. Undrafted by the NFL, Burgess continued to follow his dream of playing professional football to the CFL where he played for the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1986-1987. He’d then spend roughly two seasons each with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Ottawa Rough Riders again, and finally finishing out his career with the Roughriders (again) in 1994-1995. Burgess played in two Grey Cups, winning it in 1989 and earning the MVP Honor in 1990.

After retiring to Phelps, New York Tom was inducted into the Roughriders plaza of honor in 2009.

Games N/a    Att 4034    Comp  2118      Pct  52.5%
Yds 30308       Td  190      Int 104      Rat 82.1