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Ben Cahoon bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ben Cahoon

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1998 - 2010

Awards and Honours

Eastern All-Star Wide Receiver
1999, 2000, 2002 - 2009 (10)

Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA) East Division All-Star
1999 - 2005 (7)

Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Star Wide Receiver
1999, 2004, 2008 (3)

CFLPA All-Star
2002 (1)

CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
2002, 2003 (2)

Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian
2003, 2009 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008 - 2010 (8)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
2002, 2009, 2010 (3)

Career Highlights

  • Played a total of 224 games with the Alouettes.

  • Had a streak of 144 games in which he received a pass. This was from August 21, 2002 until October 29, 2010.

Ben Cahoon played his entire 13-year career with the Montreal Alouettes, where he is considered one of the greatest receivers in CFL history.

Cahoon's most successful season was during the 2003 season, where he caught 112 passes for 1,561 yards. With that successful season, Cahoon won his second CFL Most Outstanding Canadian award and was the Most Outstanding Canadian in the Grey Cup. During the 2010 season, Cahoon became the CFL all-time career reception leader, with 1,017 career receptions. That record stood until 2013, when Geroy Simon broke the all-time reception record.

Upon his retirement from the CFL, he totaled nine seasons in which he had 1,000 receiving yards, 30 games in which he had 100 yards receiving, 13,296 career receiving yards which ranks him sixth in CFL history, 47 Grey Cup receptions, which ranks him first in CFL history, and a total of 65 career touchdowns with ranks him third in Alouettes history.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014 as a player.

Class of 2014

Wally BuonoBen CahoonLarry HaylorNeil LumsdenUzooma OkekeMoe Racine

Charles Roberts

Football Reporters of Canada

Mark BeamishChris CuthbertLowell Ullrich

Cahoon, Ben
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