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Ron Atchison bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ron Atchison

Playing Career

Saskatoon Hilltops
1947 - 1949

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1952 - 1968

Awards and Honours

All-Western Middle Guard
1956, 1960 - 1963 (5)

Stack Tibbits Award (Most Valuable Canadian)
1963, 1964 (2)

All-Western Defensive Tackle
1964 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1966, 1967 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1966 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Member of the Inagural Saskatchewan Roughgriders Plaza of Honour class of 1987.

  • 1st on the Sasaktchewan Roughriders All-Time most seasons played list with 17 (as of 2014).

Throughout his entire career, Ron Atchison nicknamed "Atch" was known for his toughness and durability. During his 17 consecutive years with the Roughriders, he played Offensive Centre, Defensive Middle Guard, and Defensive Tackle. In 1963, Atchison and two other veteran players were treated to a special honour night during a game in Regina.

Atchison was described by a Western Canada reporter who wrote, "In combat he is fierce, aggressive, and ruthless. When the heat of battle has died away he is a warm, friendly, articulate companion."

Ron Atchison is also a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?
"To be among such legends of football is a great honour. It makes us all look a little better than we really were, but I love it!"--Ron Atchison

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1978 as a player.

Class of 1978

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