SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray has been elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, it was announced today. Ray is one of five players in the class as well as three builders in the Class of 2022.
The class will be officially inducted on Sept. 16 at Tim Hortons Field and they will again be recognized at the Hall of Fame game between Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Ray played 16 seasons in the CFL, splitting his time between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts. He appeared in 235 games, including 219 starts, and led his teams in 14 playoff games. He is the only quarterback in CFL history to win four Grey Cups, claiming titles with Edmonton in 2003 and 2005 and with Toronto in 2012 and 2017. He holds Grey Cup career records with nine touchdown passes and 1,512 passing yards in the championship game.
Ray ranks second in CFL history among those with 1,000 pass attempts with a 68.2 completing percentage. He is also fourth in career passing yards (60,736) and fifth with 325 passing touchdowns. Ray holds the team passing records for both Edmonton (40,531) and Toronto (20,205). He was named a CFL All-Star three times and was a four-time Division All-Star.
Ray played for Sacramento State in 1999 and 2000 after two years at Shasta JC. In his two seasons with the Hornets, Ray threw for 4,622 yards and 33 touchdowns while completing 61.9 percent of his passes. Ray ranks third in school history on career completion percentage, is fourth in passing yards per game and pass efficiency and is seventh in career passing yards, completions and touchdowns.
Along with his post-collegiate career in the CFL, Ray also played in the Arena Football League 2 and had stints with the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.
Ray is the second former Sacramento State player to be elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, joining former Hornet teammate Charles Roberts who was inducted in 2014 after playing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2001-08) and BC Lions (2008).
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