Rod Connop

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Rod Connop
Born: (1959-06-04) June 4, 1959 (age 60)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)C/G
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg)
UniversityWilfrid Laurier
CFL draft1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
19821997Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
CFL West All-Star1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
Awards1989 CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1989 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
Honours2005 Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
RecordsEskimos Record
  • Most Games Played (274)
Career stats

Rod Connop (born June 4, 1959, in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former professional Canadian football player for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[1] Connop spent his entire 16-year career with the Eskimos as an offensive lineman.[2] Connop played CIS football at Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.[3] He was named CFL All-Star six times and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in the 1989 CFL season.[2] Connop played 210 consecutive games with the Eskimos from 1983 until his retirement following the 1997 season. As of 2011, he continued to be the all-time Eskimo leader in games played (274).[4] He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2005.[2][5] His son Rory Connop played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL as a defensive lineman.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos - Wall of Honour". esks.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Rod Connop". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Rod Connop". Golden Hawk Athletics. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos - Wall of Honour". esks.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos - Hall of Famers". esks.com. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Ian (28 May 2015). "Father knows best for Rod Connop". Leader-Post. Retrieved 29 August 2015.