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Ricky Ray Inducted to Eskimo Wall of Honour Friday Night

September 16, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos News Release

(Edmonton) - Ricky Ray will be the 31st player named to the Eskimos Wall of Honour during a special halftime ceremony this Friday, September 20, when the Edmonton Eskimos host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

The first 20,000 fans through the gates will receive a free commemorative flag.

General admission passes to the game start at $22 and are available via TicketMaster.

One of the league's most prolific passers, Ray played 16 seasons in the Canadian Football League with Edmonton (2002-12) and Toronto (2012-18).

He is one of only four quarterbacks in CFL history to throw for over 60,000 yards. The native of Camp Happy, California, is the all-time passing leader in Edmonton (40,531 yards) and Toronto (20,205 yards). He led the league in passing yards four times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2014), in completions five times (2005, 2006, 2009, 2014, 2017) and in touchdown passes once (2014).

Upon his retirement last May, Ray finished fourth all-time in passing yards (60,736), fifth all-time in passing touchdowns (324) and fifth in all-time in starts (219). Known for his accuracy, Ray is number one all-time in completion percentage (68.2).

Ray holds the CFL record for Grey Cup wins as a starting quarterback with four, including two with Edmonton (2003, 2005) and two with Toronto (2012, 2017). The 2005 Grey Cup MVP is second all-time in passing during championship games with 1,512 yards. He has thrown the most touchdowns in the big game, reaching the endzone nine times.

Ray joins former teammates Chris Morris and Sean Fleming on the Wall of Honour. Click here for a complete list of past inductees.

The Eskimos will celebrate Ray again four days later on September 24 at the Eskimos Annual Dinner, presented by Postmedia Solutions. Single tickets are $375 (+GST) and tables of 10 are $3,500 (+GST). Proceeds support the Eskimos TELUS Champions in the Community programs to make a positive and meaningful impact. Call 780-495-9453 to order.

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