The Top 100 UBC Football Players: 70 - 66


Every weekday until UBC football's home opener on September 9th, GoThunderbirds.ca will release five former T-Birds on the list of 'The Top 100 UBC Football Players'. Follow along on the UBC football page of GoThunderbirds.ca. Support the 2017 version of the UBC Thunderbirds football program by purchasing your season tickets today at GoThunderbirds.ca/tickets. Who is the greatest Thunderbird to ever play football for UBC? A lofty question and one that is hard to quantify. Comparing football players through generations is challenging. The game of football has seen countless changes in rules and equipment, since the first team of what were then called Canadian rugby-football players formed at Point Grey in 1923. These obstacles did not deter UBC defensive coordinator Pat Tracey, however. Tracey, a self-confessed football stats and history 'geek', wanted to compile an easy to digest ranking list for fans and alumni alike. He went to work devising a ranking system to create a final compilation: 'The Top 100 UBC Football Players'.

Here are numbers 70-66. Let the debate begin.

70) Shawn McIssac (K/P):

  • Canada West and CIS Special Teams Player of the Week – Sept. 15th, 2008

  • Canada West Player of the Week on Oct. 14th, 2008

  • Led UBC in Scoring and Punting ('07,'08)

  • Led Canada West in FG's and Punting ('08)

  • Canada West All-Star ('06,'08)

  • Holds School Records for Highest FG % Made in a Season (84%), Most Field Goals in a Game (7 vs. Manitoba, Sept 13th 2008)

  • Tied Record for Most Converts in a Game (8) and Set Records for Most Field Goals in a Career (65) and Most Field Goals by a Rookie in a Season (14)

69) Sam Carino (DB/KR):

  • Led UBC in Fumble Recoveries and Pass Break-Ups ('07)

  • Led UBC in Blocked Kicks in ('08,'09)

  • Led UBC in Kickoff Returns ('11)

  • Canada West All-Star ('09,'10,'11)

  • All-Canadian ('11)

  • Holds School Records for Most Forced Fumbles in a Career (96) and Pass Break-up's in a Career (16)

68) John Kadla (OL):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('86)

  • Hardy Cup, Western Bowl Champion ('87)

  • Canada West All-Star ('87,'89)

67) George Petrovas (DL):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('86)

  • Hardy Cup, Western Bowl Champion ('87)

  • Led UBC in Interception Return Yards in a Season including Longest 35-yards vs. Manitoba, Oct. 20th, 1984

  • Canada West All-Star ('87)

  • CFL (BC Lions, '90)

66) Jerry Dobrovolny (OL):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('81)

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('82) Canada West All-Star ('82)

  • All-Canadian ('82)

  • 1st Rd pick, 1st overall, CFL ('83-'87 CAL, MTL, OTT)

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