Canadian Football Legends
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2014.169.05
Date:
2014
Description:
Uzooma Okeke bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Uzooma Okeke

Playing Career

Shreveport Pirates
1994, 1995

Ottawa Rough Riders
1996

Montreal Alouettes
1997 - 2006

Awards and Honours

Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle
1997 - 1999, 2002 - 2005 (7)

All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1997 - 1999, 2002 - 2005 (7)

Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Outstanding Lineman
1999 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
2002 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 211 games.


Uzooma Okeke joined the Canadian Football League when he signed for the now defunct Shreveport Pirates in 1994. During his two seasons with the Pirates, Okeke played a total of 34 games.

After Shreveport folded along with the other United States teams, Okeke signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996. In the 1996 Dispersal Draft Okeke was picked up by the Montreal Alouettes, where he spent the remainder of his career.

During his 10 seasons with the Alouettes, Okeke was a mainstay on the Offensive Line. In total, Okeke played 163 regular season games with Montreal. During his time with the Alouettes, Okeke is a seven-time Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle, seven-time All-Canadian Offensive Tackle, and won the CFL Most Outstanding Lineman award in 1999. Okeke participated in five Grey Cup games and won the championship only once in 2002 when Montreal defeated the Edmonton Eskimos.

What does it mean to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"I am deeply honored to have been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. I am very humbled by the opportunity to represent my teammates and fans that watched me play over the years. Football is a team sport and I could not have succeeded without their support. I am grateful to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for maintaining the Canadian football history and its traditions. So that the present and future fans can appreciate the hard work and dedication that helped grow Canadian football."--Uzooma Okeke

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

People:
Okeke, Uzooma
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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