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Tracy Ham bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Tracy Ham

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1987 - 1992

Toronto Argonauts

Baltimore CFLers/Stallions
1994, 1995

Montreal Alouettes
1996 - 1999

Awards and Honours

All-Western Quarterback

All-Canadian Quarterback

Jeff Nicklin trophy

Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Outstanding Player

Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player

Grey Cup Participation
1990, 1994, 1995 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1995 (1)

Career Highlights

  • 4th in CFL history in Most Rushing Yards by a quarterback with 166 (as of 2015). This happened on August 15, 1991.

  • 2nd in CFL history in Highest Average rushing for quarterbacks in a career with 7.59 yards (as of 2015).

  • 2nd in CFL history in Most Rushing Yards by a quarterback in a career with 8,043 (as of 2015).

Prior to joining the CFL, Tracy Ham had an outstanding college football career leading the Georgia Southern University Eagles to two Division 1-AA National Championships.

Ham began his CFL career in 1987 as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos where he was a backup to quarterbacks to Matt Dunigan and Damon Allen. Ham had a breakout season in 1989 with the Eskimos where he became the first quarterback in CFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards. In that same year he was named the league's Most Outstanding Player and was a unanimous selection as a Western All-Star and a CFL All-Star.

Ham continued to excel into the 1990's. Leading the league in touchdown passes with 36 and leading the Eskimos to a Grey Cup appearance during the 1990 season. In 1992, he was the league's leading passer with an efficiency rating of 91.5.

After spending one season with the Toronto Argonauts, Ham signed with the Baltimore Stallions in 1994. During the 1995 season, Ham led the Stallions to Grey Cup victory against the Calgary Stampeders and was named Most Outstanding Player in the Grey Cup game.

In 1996, when the Stallions folded, Ham became the quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes. By the end of that season he had become the all-time leading Quarterback rusher with 6,870 career yards and again led the league in passing efficiency with a rating of 98.2. He played a total of four seasons with Alouettes leading them to the Eastern Division final in 1997.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2010 as a player.

Class of 2010

Bob CameronTracy HamDonald NarcisseElfrid PaytonJoe Pistilli

Football Reporters of Canada

Brian Williams

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