In the early 1990s, the Saskatchewan Roughriders under President Phil Kershaw and Past President Tom Shepherd organized landmark events and showcased an exceptional offense led by Kent Austin, setting records and thrilling fans despite playoff disappointments. The era was marked by high-flying passing plays and talented receivers like Ray Elgaard, Jeff Fairholm, and Don Narcisse.

By the Numbers
  • 33,032 spectators attended the Roughriders' first home game against an American-based team in 1993.
  • Kent Austin set team records for passing yards (6,225) and touchdowns (35) during the early 1990s.
Yes, But

The Roughriders' talented teams in the early 1990s, led by Kent Austin, faced tough competition from Calgary and Edmonton, hindering their playoff success.

State of Play
  • The appointment of Greg Marshall as the Ottawa REDBLACKS' Defensive Line Coach has brought attention to his previous role as a dominating defensive lineman and coach for the Roughriders.
  • "An Evening with Rob Vanstone" is scheduled at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon on May 15, where he will discuss his new book and all things Roughriders.
What's Next

Fans can look forward to an engaging discussion with Rob Vanstone at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon on May 15 and the opportunity to purchase and get signed copies of his books.

Bottom Line

The early 1990s were a memorable era for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, characterized by record-breaking performances and excitement on the field, despite the team's playoff challenges. The legacy of players like Kent Austin and the camaraderie among the team continue to be celebrated, highlighting a period of exceptional football in the CFL.