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Rod Connop bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Rod Connop

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1982 - 1997

Awards and Honours

All-Western Centre
1987, 1989 - 1993, 1996 (7)

All-Canadian Centre
1987, 1989, 1991 - 1993 (5)

DeMarco-Beckett Memorial trophy
1989 (1)

Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman
1989 (1)

North Division All-Star Centre
1995 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 (6)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1982, 1987, 1990 (3)

Career Highlights

  • 1st on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time career regular season games played with 274.

  • Played 210 games straight.

Rod Connop had two years of college eligibility remaining when he joined the Edmonton Eskimos as a first round selection following the 1982 CFL draft, where he spent his entire career.

Connop made the Eskimos as a rookie, starting on the offensive line for a team that ultimately won its fifth straight championship in 1982. During his time with the Eskimos, Connop developed into a team leader. He was chosen five times as Edmonton's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. He was a seven time All-Western centre and a North division all-star once in 1995. He was named all-canadian once in 1987 and then five straight years from 1989-1993. In 1989, he won the demarco-becket memorial trophy as the most outstanding offensive lineman in the western division and subsequently named the most outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2005 as a player.

Class of 2005

Rod ConnopGord CurrieEd GeorgeRay NettlesWillie Pless

Football Reporters of Canada

Kent GilchristAl Ruckaber

Connop, Rod
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