The Top 100 UBC Football Players: 15 - 11


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 15 - 11. Let the debate begin.

15) Scott McCuaig (DL):

  • Led UBC in QB sacks, tackles for loss ('06,'07,'08), fumble returns ('07), forced fumbles ('08)

  • CIS and Canada West Defensive Player of the Week – Sept. 17th, 2007

  • Canada West Record most QB sack yards in a season (77)

  • Canada West Record most QB sacks in a career (27.5)

  • Canada West Record most QB sack yards in a career (174)

  • Canada West Record most QB sacks in a career (27.5)

  • Led Canada West in QB sacks ('07,'08), led Canada West in tackles for loss ('08), Canada West Lineman - MOP ('08)

  • Canada West All-Star ('07,'08)

  • All-Canadian ('08)

  • 3rd Rd pick, 22nd overall CFL ('09 HAM)

  • Holds school records for tackles for a loss in a game (6.5), QB sack yards in a season (972), tackles for loss in a season (15.0), tackles for loss in a career (37), QB sacks yards in a career (174) and QB sacks in a career (27.5)

  • Tied record for most QB sacks in a season (11)

14) Bob Beveridge (OL):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('96,'98)

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('97)

  • Canada West MOP Lineman ('97)

  • Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy ('97)

  • Canada West All-Star '(96,'97)

  • All-Canadian ('96,'97)

  • NFL East-West Shrine Game, signed with New England Patriots (NFL)

  • 2nd Rd pick, 10th overall, CFL ('98-'00 MTL, HAM, TOR)

13) Jason Riley (DL):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('81)

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('82)

  • Led Canada West in QB-Sacks ('82)

  • Tied Canada West record most QB sacks in a season (11)

  • Canada West Trophy MOP Lineman ('81,'82),

  • Canada West All-Star ('81,'82)

  • All-Canadian ('81,'82)

  • 1st Rd pick , 7th overall CFL ('83-'93 WPG, HAM)

  • Set school record for most QB sacks in a season (11) in 1982, and Most QB sacks in a game (6) vs. Saskatchewan, Oct. 23, 1982

12) David Sidoo, (DB/KR):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('79,'81)

  • Hardy Cup, Western Bowl Champion ('78)

  • Vanier Cup Champion ('82)

  • UBC Sports HOF Inductee ('10)

  • BC Football HOF Inductee ('14)

  • BC Sports HOF Inductee ('17)

  • Led Can-West & CIAU in Interceptions ('80)

  • Led UBC in kickoff returns ('81)

  • Set school record for highest return average in a season (26.3)

  • Tied UBC lead for interceptions in a game with (2) vs. Saskatchewan, Oct. 23rd 1982 led UBC in punt returns ('82)

  • Most punt returns in a game (8) vs. Calgary, August 27th, 1982

  • Led UBC with longest kickoff return in a game 97-yard TD vs. Manitoba, Nov. 5th in 1982 Hardy Cup

  • Led UBC in total returns in a game with (6) for 78-yards vs. Western Ontario, Nov. 20th 1982 Vanier Cup

  • Canada West All-Star (80',81',82)

  • All-Canadian ('82).

  • 4th Rd pick, 28th overall CFL ('83-'88 SSK, BC)

11) Jim Stewart (RB):

  • Hardy Cup Finalist ('89,'90),

  • Hardy Cup, Western Bowl Champion ('87),

  • Led UBC in rushing TDs, carries in a game (22), longest run from scrimmage (65) and most yards in a game 169-yards vs. Alberta, Oct. 15th, 1988

  • Led Canada West for most carries (28) and rushing 180-yards as Canada West Player of the Week vs. Alberta, Aug. 30th, 1989

  • Led Canada West in kickoff return yards and longest return with a 98-yard return vs. Calgary, Oct. 1st 1989

  • Led UBC in TD's, rushing, kickoff returns and punt returns ('89),

  • Frank Knupp Conference MOP Hec Crighton Nominee ('89,'90)

  • Led Canada West in rushing ('89,'90)

  • Led UBC in punt returns ('90), including Canada West leading 93-yard TD vs. Alberta, Oct. 21st, 1990

  • Led Canada West in most carries in a game (35), most yards 206-yards vs. Alberta, Oct. 20th, 1990

  • Led Canada West with longest run from scrimmage 80-yards vs. Manitoba, Oct. 28th, 1990

  • Canada West Week 8-Offensive Player of the Week vs. Alberta, Oct. 20th, 1990.

  • Set record for most kickoff returns in a game (6) vs. Calgary, Sept. 1st 1990.

  • Canada West All-Star ('89,'90)

  • All-Canadian ('89,'90)

  • 5th Rd CFL pick, 36th overall by Saskatchewan

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