The Top 100 UBC Football Players: 50 - 46


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 50 - 46. Let the debate begin.

50) Dwayne Derban (DL):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('81,'83,)

  • 2-time Vanier Cup Champion ('82,'86)

  • Canada West All-Star ('82,'83,'86)

  • 2nd Rd pick, 12th overall CFL ('87-'88 BC)

49) Matt Fitzpatrick (DL):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('86)

  • Hardy Cup, Western Bowl Champion ('87)

  • Led UBC in QB-Sacks ('87)

  • Canada West All-Star ('86,'87)

  • All-Canadian ('86,'87)

  • 6th Rd CFL pick, 45th overall by Winnipeg

48) Chris Ciezki (RB):

  • Led UBC in rushing ('04,'07)

  • Led Canada West in rushing ('06)

  • Led Canada West in scoring ('06)

  • Canada West record most rushing TD's scored in a game (5)

  • Canada West record most points scored in a game (30)

  • Canada West All-Star ('04,'06)

  • All-Canadian ('06)

  • CFL ('08-'10 EDM)

  • Holds School Records for most points in a Game (30)

47) Donovan Dale (DL):

  • Led UBC in QB Sacks and tackles for loss ('13,'14)

  • Canada West Lineman MVP ('13,'14)

  • Canada West All-Star ('13,'14)

  • All-Canadian ('13,'14)

46) Terry Cochrane (RB/KR):

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('86)

  • Led UBC for Most Kickoff Return Yards in a Game 89-yards and longest kickoff return in a game 57-yards vs. Saskatchewan, Sept. 1st 1984)

  • Led Canada West in rushing touchdowns ('85), led UBC in scoring, TD's and rushing yards ('85)

  • Tied Canada West lead for most punt returns in a game (6) and return TD's (1) vs. Alberta, Sept. 5th, 1986

  • Led UBC in rushing carries, TD's in a season and longest punt return 42-yards ('86)

  • Maury Van Vliet Trophy - Mitchell Bowl MOP ('86)

  • 5th Rd pick, 38th overall CFL ('87-'90 SASK, WPG)

  • Set school record for all-purpose yards in a season (1,552)

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