Ron Stewart

Class of 1977

Ron Stewart was selected as Queen’s University’s Most Valuable Player three times. Stewart broke all of Queen’s records for touchdowns and scoring points, and was a member of Yates Cup championship teams during the 1955 and 1956 season.

As a professional, Ron Stewart rushed for 5,690 yards on 983 carries and scored 42 touchdowns. In 1960, which was his best season, Stewart rushed 139 times for 1,020 yards; 287 yards in an October 10th game against the Montreal Alouettes.

Ron Stewart’s number 11 jersey has been retired by the Ottawa Rough Riders, and is also a member of the Queen’s University Football Hall of Fame and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1958 - 1970


  • All-Eastern Running Back
    1960, 1961, 1966
  • Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
    1960, 1967
  • Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1960, 1966, 1968, 1969
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1960, 1968, 1969