Bios

COLLYMORE, Michael A. 

          

College: York University

Position Played: WR

Michael A. Collymore, born in Toronto, Ontario on September 24th, 1958. Mike's career in the CFL began in 1981. He spent two years with the Winnipeg Bluebombers, a further two with the Ottawa Rough Riders, and spent the 1984 and 1985 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Michael is married, and the proud father of two daughters, one who has recently graduated from university and the younger starting her second year. Mike enjoys playing bass guitar, riding his motorcycle, and playing hockey.

 

HOPSON, Jim

                      

#52 Jim Hopson with head coach John Payne and #59 Ralph Galloway

College:   Thom Collegiate

Position Played:   Offensive Lineman

Jim Hopson was born March 1, 1951 here in Regina. He is married to Brenda, Jim has two children and one grandchild. Jim's football career saw him play O-line for West Texas State, University of Regina, and the University of Oregon. His junior football career spanned 1969-1972, two time national champions.                                                       

Jim played pro football for the Saskatchewan Roughriders 1973-1976, teammates included Roger Aldag, Rob Pyne and Steve Mazurak. Post football Jim spent 31 years in education and retired as a Director of Education following which he held the position of President/CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 10 years.

 

JOHNSON, Belton                                                                                             

                                                

College: Ole Miss

Position Played: Offensive Tackle

Belton is a native of Coffeeville, MS and has made Regina, SK his home. His professional football career spanned a total of 10 years. 3 years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and 7 in the CFL, 4 of which were here with the Saskatchewan Roughriders including a Grey Cup win in 2007. He played 2 years with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and 1 year with the Edmonton Eskimos. Belton's younger brother Marcus Johnson was a teammate and played side by side with Belton at Ole Miss for 2 years. Belton's mother Glenda Smith is a hardworking single parent who raised two young men that graduated from Ole Miss, and went on to have successful careers in pro football.

Belton is married to his beautiful wife Robin who is from Regina and works for the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. Belton has three children; Tyler (16) who is an A/B Honor Student, Maximus (3) and Alma (1). Belton enjoys travelling, watching movies, going to church, playing video games, and hanging out with family and friends.

    

 

KOSID, Robert (Bob) Lee

College:  University of Kentucky (SEC)

Position played: DH

1997 Plaza of Honour inductee, Bob Kosid was born in Brandon, MB. He is grateful to a high school friend from Glenview, Illinois who asked him to join him at a Quebec forest camp throwing cut trees back into the river. As Bob puts it, "In doing so, I put on 20lbs that improved an already successful football career. I had over 80 scholarship offers, and a good Rider career." That career included four years with Glenbrook H.S., four years with the University of Kentucky, and a further nine years with the Riders which included a Grey Cup win in 1966.  

Bob now lives in Hamilton, ON and works for Compass Point Bible Church. He has had three sons, two of whom have died, leaving three grandsons and one granddaughter. 

 

MAGNUSON, Quinn

College:  Washington State University

Position Played:  Offensive Lineman

Saskatchewan born Quinn Magnuson hails from the city of Saskatoon. Quinn began his football career as a junior with the Saskatoon Hilltops. He attended Washington State where he played four years with the Washington State Cougars. Wearing the number #65, he played in the CFL for the Winnipeg Bluebombers in 1993, the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1994, the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1995, and Montreal Alouettes in 1996. Quinn's cousin Steve Mazurak played for the Riders in the 70 - 80s. His Uncle Keith played in the NHL for the Black Hawks from 1969 - 1980.

Quinn and his wife Kirsten have two children and have made their home in Saskatoon where Quinn is a Senior Partner of consulting for BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) for the past 6.5 years. Quinn is very involved with coaching youth sports and continues to give of his time and experience to the community. He loves music, and has a keen interest in bow hunting and fishing.

               

 

RIDL, Scott

College:  University of Saskatchewan

Postions Played:  Defensive and Offensive Lineman

Scott was born and raised in Saskatoon and began his amateur football career in Grade 9 playing for the Evan Hardy Souls in the Saskatoon high school football league. Evan Hardy won the provincial football championship during Scott’s grade 11 and 12 seasons. After high school Scott enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan and began playing for the Huskies. During his four year career at the U of S (79 - 82) Scott was the Huskies rookie of the year, twice named the teams most valuable lineman and was a Canada West all-star his senior year. Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with an Administration Major. After graduating from the U of S Scott was the Saskatchewan Roughriders territorial protected player in 1983 and this was the beginning of an 8 year CFL career as a defensive and offensive lineman. One of the highlights of Scott’s time as a Rider was being named the Special Teams Player of the Year for the 1985 season. In 1989 Scott signed with the Winnipeg Bluebombers as a free agent and played two years with the Bombers and concluded his career with a victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1990 Grey Cup.

Scott was the President of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumni Association for 3 years and remains active in the Alumni Association. Scott currently resides in Regina with his wife (Lanis) and two boys (William & Hayden) and is employed by SaskPower as a Key Account Manager in their Commercial & Industrial Operations Department.