The Top 100 UBC Football Players: 60 - 56


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 60-56. Let the debate begin.

60) Daaron McField (DL):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('96,'98)

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('97)

  • Canada West All-Star ('99)

  • All-Canadian ('99)

  • 1st Rd pick, 2nd overall, CFL ('00-'01 WPG, BC, EDM)

59) Duncan O'Mahony (K/P):

  • Led Can-West in Scoring ('99)

  • Led Can-West in Punting Average ('00)

  • Led All-Canadian ('00)

  • 1st Team Kicker, 2nd Team Punter - Canada West All-Star ('99,'00)

  • 2nd Rd pick, 14th overall, CFL ('01-'05 CAL, BC)

  • Holds School Record for Longest Field Goal in a Game (52-yards vs. Calgary, Sept. 15th, 2000)

58) Don Adamic (OL):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('82)

  • Canada West MOP Lineman ('84)

  • Canada West All-Star ('84,'85)

  • All-Canadian ('84)

  • 3rd Rd pick, 24th overall CFL (TOR)

57) Tom Vlasic (SB):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('86)

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('89)

  • Led UBC in Longest Reception in a Game and Most Receptions in a Game (8-vs. Manitoba, Sept. 14th, 1985)

  • Led UBC in Receiving TD's ('88,'89)

  • Led UBC in Receptions and Yardage ('88,'89)

  • Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy ('90)

  • Canada West All-Star ('88,'89)

  • 8th Rd pick, 62nd overall CFL

56) Jack Hirose (DB/KR):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('77)

  • Hardy Cup, Central Bowl Champion ('78)

  • UBC Leader in Punt Returns ('79), Kickoff Returns ('79), Interceptions in ('78,'79)

  • Canada West All-Star ('79)

  • All-Canadian ('79)

  • 1st Rd pick, 2nd overall CFL ('80-'81 SASK, TOR)

  • Set School records for Interceptions in a career (15) and Interceptions in a Season (10)

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