Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Calgary Stampeders

John Hufnagel - Quarterback (Penn State)

John Hufnagel went 26-3 as a starter at Penn State before he entered the pros as a 14th round selection (348th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 1973 NFL Draft. He did not see the field in 1973 but saw action in a total of 9 games in 1974 and 1975, completing 22 of 61 passes for 357 yards, a TD and 9 interceptions. Hufnagel moved north and spent the next four seasons (1976 to 1979) with the Calgary Stampeders, splitting time as a starter with Joe Pisarcik and Ken Johnson. In 1980, he began a three and a half year run with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and shared time as the starter with Joe Barnes, Joe Adams and Homer Jordan. During this era in the CFL, quarterbacks often shared playing time. Hufnagel was moved to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers midway through the 1983 season and would remain there until the end of the 1986 season as the backup to Tom Clements. He would close out a 12-year career in the CFL as a player with Saskatchewan in 1987. Over his CFL career, Hufnagel completed 55.5% of his 2,694 passes for 21,594 yards with 127 touchdowns and 131 interceptions.

Since leaving the playing field, Hufnagel has had a long career as a coach and front office executive in the sport. He is currently the General Manager of the Calgary Stampeders and served as the team's head coach from 2008 through 2015 where he led the team to a winning percentage over .700 and won the Grey Cup twice. From 1988 to 2006, he held coaching positions in the CFL, Arena league and NFL, including a three-year stint as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

The Russell tagging on this jersey dates to the years 1978-83. The Stampeders changed jersey styles in 1979 when they added grey stripes to their sleeves and added the horse logo on the sleeves in 1981 dating this one specifically to 1979 or 1980. Players who wore #16 for the Stampeders during those two years were John Hufnagel (1979) and Jim Burrow (1980). There was definitely a nameplate once on this jersey that was removed as several threads remain from where it was once attached. A team repair is found on the front and a few hit marks are present. A North Star distributor tag is present above the Russell tag on the lower front. North Star was based in Edmonton and was the distributor for the Eskimos for much of the 1970's. I sent photos of this jersey to long time Stampeders equipment manager George Hopkins who indicated that this would be Hufnagel's jersey as defensive back Jim Burrow would have been issued a smaller jersey than a size 46.

Reggie Lewis - DE (Oregon, San Diego State)

Reggie Lewis was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 16th round (443rd overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft. He came to Canada and signed with the Calgary Stampeders in 1977. Lewis was a CFL All-Star for three consecutive years from 1978 to 1980. In the middle of the 1981 season, he was dealt by the Stampeders to the Toronto Argonauts for former Michigan State linebacker Danny Bass in a deal the Boatmen would regret. Bass was a dominant force in the league the rest of the decade while Lewis played 4 games in Toronto prior to departing after the season to ink a deal with the New Orleans Saints. He would spend three years and finish his career with the Saints after the 1984 season. Lewis was a very talented pass rusher but sacks only became an official statistic in 1981 when he had 7.5 quarterback takedowns, 4.5 with the Stampeders and 3 with the Argos. Overall, he suited up in 69 games over five seasons in the CFL. In his three seasons in the NFL with the Saints, Lewis recorded 11.5 sacks in 34 regular season games.

Lewis wore this Russell Athletic size 50 mesh jersey for home games at McMahon Stadium in 1981 prior to being traded to the Argonauts. The tagging dates to the period of 1978-1983 but we know that it cannot be dated prior to 1981 as that was the first season that the Stamps added the horse logo to the arms of their jerseys. In terms of game wear, this one has a few hit marks present and the right shoulder has one small repair. The sleeves appear to have been shortened and hemmed. The nameplate is from one of the Russell cold-weather knits that the Stamps were using at the same time and not mesh. It was not uncommon for the Stamps to mix and match their nameplates and jerseys, we have seen several examples of that.

Miles Gorrell - Offensive Tackle (Ottawa)

Miles Gorrell was one of the most durable athletes the CFL has ever seen. He entered the league as one of Calgary's two territorial exemptions of 1978. He initially played as a defensive lineman and picked off a pass in 1978 and had 2 quarterback sacks in both 1981 and 1982 before being shifted to the offensive line. Gorrell played four and a half seasons in Calgary before he was dealt with Larry James to the Ottawa Rough Riders for future considerations in the middle of the 1982 season. Gorrell only played in two games for the Riders before they traded him to the Montreal Concordes for a third round draft pick in the 1983 CFL Draft. Gorrell was named an Eastern All-Star in 1983 and 1984. The Concordes released Gorrell in the second half of the 1985 season and he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He spent the next six seasons in Hamilton and was named an Eastern All-Star in 1986, 1988, and 1989 to go along with All-Canadian honours in 1989. Gorrell was the Eastern finalist for the league’s top offensive lineman at the Schenley Awards in 1986 and 1989. After the 1991 season, Gorrell was traded by the Ti-Cats to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a third round pick in the 1992 CFL Draft (tight end Sean Grayson). He spent four seasons in Winnipeg and returned to Hamilton for one final season in 1996. 

Over his career, Gorrell played in 321 regular season games. He is one of only six players to play in over 300 CFL games and the only non-QB or kicker to do it. In addition to winning a Grey Cup with Hamilton, Gorrell also won a Vanier Cup with the Ottawa Gee Gees in 1975. The Gee Gees award for the team’s top offensive lineman each season is named after him. Gorrell was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2013. This Russell Athletic size 50 cold weather knit jersey with hand-warming pockets dates to the 1981 or 1982 seasons. It has two small repairs on the front. The back numbers show some cracking from age.

Gerry Dattilio - Quarterback (Northern Colorado)

Gerry Dattilio was the last Canadian quarterback to have a lengthy career in the CFL. Dattilio was as a territorial exemption of the Montreal Alouettes but was claimed by the Toronto Argonauts in October of 1975. He suited up for just one game with the Argos before being released and resigning with the Als. He was a backup for the Alouettes from 1976 to 1979 before getting a chance to start in 1980 when he was an Eastern All-Star, won the Most Outstanding Canadian Award, and was runner up for the league's Most Outstanding Player. Dattilio completed 179 out of 311 passes for 2,892 yards that season to go along with 19 touchdown throws while being picked off on 20 occasions. Despite the fine season, Dattilio was returned to a backup role in 1981 when new owner Nelson Skalbania brought former Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl starter Vince Ferragamo to Montreal. After the 1981 season, the Als traded Dattilio to the Calgary Stampeders for QB Ken Johnson, LB John Palazetti, and LB Frank Kosec. Dattilio started for the Stamps in 1982 and completed 194 of 387 attempts for 2,788 yards with 11 TD's and 22 interceptions. He was a part time starter in 1983 for the Stamps and spent two more years in Montreal as a reserve before hanging up the cleats after the 1985 campaign. In a career that spanned 11 seasons, Dattilio completed 697 of 1,271 pass attempts for 9,952 yards with 53 touchdowns and 79 interceptions.

This jersey dates to either the 1982 or 1983 seasons and features sleeves that have been shortened as well as a knit nameplate that comes from one of the cold-weather jersey sets the Stamps used at the time. All identifiers have been screened on and the sleeve stripes show some cracking from age.

Dattilio wore this helmet during his tenure with the Stampeders. I had longtime Stampeders Equipment Manager George Hopkins look at pictures and he indicated that they used a label maker for many years to identify player helmets. The label didn’t always have the players name on it, they would often use nicknames, whatever was topical at the moment, initials to spell out a saying or anything else. 

Stampeders Equipment Bag

This equipment bag featuring Molson sponsorship is likely from the early 1980's judging from the logo on the side. Players who wore #3 and may have had their equipment stored in this bag were Ron Robinson (1980-81), Alton Alexis (1981-82), Phil Charron (1984), Rufus Cox (1985), and David Lee McCrary (1987-90). No one wore #3 for the Stampeders in the 1970's from what I could find. 

Mike Siroishka - Slotback (Calgary)

Mike Siroishka entered the CFL as a 3rd round draft pick (22nd overall) of the Toronto Argonauts in 1986. Siroishka appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, catching 11 passes for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns. He played in 9 games for the Argos in 1987 and caught 12 passes for 103 yards. Siroishka started his third and final pro season in 1988 in Toronto and played 10 games there, making 3 receptions for 26 yards. He finished the year in Calgary, where he played university ball for the Dinosaurs. With the Stampeders, he hauled in another 3 passes for 131 yards, including a 62-yard TD pass. Siroishka wore this winterized knit jersey that features hand-warming front pockets and a few small blood stains on the road. This is from a cold-weather set of jerseys that originates from the early 1980s and was recycled for players over several years for late season games. The Stamps kept using them for practices occasionally even after the team underwent a uniform style change that eliminated the grey trim. Pictures show the team practicing in these knits as they prepared for the 1991 Grey Cup in Winnipeg. I sold this jersey to Siroishka's brother in late 2014.  

Mitchell Price - Defensive Tackle (Livingston)

Mitchell Price began his pro career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1983. He spent his first five seasons in the league in the steel city and helped them to a Grey Cup championship in 1986. He showed an ability to get to the quarterback as evidenced by his 10 sacks in the 1985 season. This ability helped attract attention from south of the border and Price signed a contract with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1988 but was released in training camp. He returned to the CFL after that by signing mid-season with the Calgary Stampeders. Price spent 1988 to 1990 with Calgary and would return to Hamilton for a final season in 1991. Over his career, Price played in 118 regular season games and recorded 42.5 sacks.

This Russell Athletic size 46 jersey with a tagged 4” extra body length was worn by the former Tiger-Cat star while he played in Calgary. This jersey has the correct Russell tagging for this era. The numbers and name are screened on with the name on a plate. It has lacing holes under both arms and down the side of the jersey. This was a common on linemen jerseys of the 80’s so the garment could be laced up as tight as possible, which minimized the grip an opposing player could get. The jersey sports very heavy game wear with more than 25 team repairs. It was obtained directly from the Stampeder club in 1999.

D. Smith 

The history of this Russell Athletic size 48 jersey from the early 1990's remains somewhat a mystery. Demetrius "Pee Wee" Smith played for the Stamps from 1990 to 1995 but wore number 86 and P. Smith for most of his career. There was a Brock Smith and a Henry Smith who both played on the Stamps in 1990. It is possible that this was Pee Wee’s pre-season jersey and once he made the team switched to #87 and P. Smith. However, the right sleeve has been sewn so that the Russell tag is no longer visible. The CFL signed a contract with Starter to outfit the entire league in 1993 so it is also possible that this was issued to a D. Smith who was in training camp in 1993 or 94 and didn’t make the team. The team may have used a recycled Russell jersey and hid the logo, a common practice in the CFL – especially for preseason games. The name, numbers and logos are screen printed with the name attached to a plate. The letters on the nameplate have yellowed over time while the screen printed numbers and logos remain bright white. It shows light game wear with a couple of impact marks on each shoulder. This jersey was obtained from a collector in Calgary in 2014.

Terry Vaughn - Wide Receiver (Arizona)

One of the most dependable receivers in CFL history, Terry Vaughn surpassed the 1,000 yard plateau in his first 11 years in the league. That included his first four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, where he wore this Starter size 42 jersey in his 1995 rookie season. This jersey is tagged 1994 but was likely not used and given to him the following year with the 1995 Stampeders 50th anniversary patch added to the left shoulder. Vaughn was excellent for Calgary but had his best seasons from 1999 to 2004 with the Edmonton Eskimos. His finest season was 2003, where he caught 106 passes for 1,558 yards. He was on the winning side in his first 8 Labour Day Classic games between Calgary and Edmonton, losing only his final appearance in the annual matchup. Vaughn was traded by the Eskimos to Montreal in 2005 for a draft pick and again topped the 1,000 yard mark with the Alouettes. He closed out his career in 2006 with a poor Hamilton Tiger-Cat squad in the only season he failed to amass 1,000 yards receiving. Over 12-years, Vaughn caught 1,005 passes for 13,740 yards and 73 touchdowns. Vaughn was a three-time All-Canadian, an eight-time West Division All-Star and was voted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

This Starter jersey was worn by the perennial All Star and Canadian Football Hall of Famer Terry Vaughn during Calgary’s Grey Cup winning year of 1998. It was not worn in the big game as the Stampeders wore their black alternate jerseys in Winnipeg. In 1998, Vaughn had his fourth of eleven consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons on his way to becoming the all-time leading receiver in CFL history. The jersey is tagged on the lower left hemline with the “98” year and a size tag of “42 Long”. The name, numbers and logos are screen printed on to the jersey with the name attached to a plate. The garment also has the Radically Canadian patch on the right breast. It shows light game wear with a couple of impact marks on each shoulder. This jersey was purchased at the Stamps Store in 1999 and comes with a letter of authenticity signed by Terry Vaughn that the jersey was worn on August 13, 1998 in a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ed Williams - Wide Receiver (Iowa State)

Following a fine career at Iowa State, Ed Williams signed with the Calgary Stampeders in 1998. He played in one game that season and registered no statistics. Williams would spend the next three seasons in the Arena League, playing three games for the New England Sea Wolves in 1999 and a total of 15 games over the 2000 and 2001 campaigns for the Florida Bobcats. During that time, he hauled in 66 catches for 1,046 yards and 19 touchdowns.

This beautiful throwback Starter jersey with a striped yoke was designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Calgary Stampeders Grey Cup win in 1948. Compliments go out to George Hopkins and the equipment staff of the Stampeders for doing their throwbacks the right way, making them out of durene material just like they were in 1948. The Stamps wore these throwbacks for just one game in 1998. Given the fact that Williams played just a single contest for the Stampeders in 1998, this particular jersey is most likely team-issued instead of game worn. 

Travis Moore - Wide Receiver (Ball State)

A standout receiver for several seasons in the CFL, Travis Moore debuted with the Calgary Stampeders in 1994 and appeared in 5 contests. He next suited up for the Stamps in 1996 and remained in their lineup for seven straight seasons. Moore was an All-Star for three consecutive years beginning in 1999 when he led the league in receiving yards with 1,198. In 2000, he finished tied with Milt Stegall for most TD receptions with 15. In 2001, Moore played in the lone season of the XFL with the San Francisco Demons where he had 20 catches for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2003, Moore signed as a free agent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and closed out a fine career with three seasons in Regina. His CFL totals over 10 and a half seasons included 645 catches for 9,930 yards and 79 scores. Moore has spent several seasons as a coach in the CFL since his playing days ended.

This size 44 long Starter jersey was worn by Moore during Calgary’s Grey Cup winning year of 1998. It wasn’t worn in the big game as the Stamps wore their black alternate jerseys in Winnipeg. The name, numbers and logos are screen printed on to the jersey with the name attached to a plate. The jersey also has the Radically Canadian patch on the right breast. This jersey shows moderate game wear with several impact marks on each shoulder. There are no tears, but there is a 4 inch long v-shaped team repair on the back of the right shoulder. It was obtained from Jim Yackel of Jim's Jerseys in 2001.

Marcus Crandell - Quarterback (East Carolina)

A nominee for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award with the East Carolina Pirates in 1996, Marcus Crandell turned pro by signing with the Edmonton Eskimos in May of 1997. Crandell saw limited duty in three seasons with the Eskimos behind different starters each year (Danny McManus, David Archer, and Nealon Greene). In 2000, Crandell split time at quarterback with Kevin Daft for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. His time there persuaded a couple of NFL teams to take a closer look. He was briefly with the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason and went to camp with the Green Bay Packers. In 2001, Crandell was the first pick (3rd overall) in the XFL Draft of the Memphis Maniax where he completed 33 of 69 attempts for 473 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.  

After the XFL season, Crandell returned to Canada by signing as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders, who had just lost starting quarterback Dave Dickenson to the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. Crandell had the best season of his career in 2001, completing 61.9% of his 386 pass attempts for 3,407 yards and 14 touchdowns. He capped off the year by leading the Stamps to an upset win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup where he earned the game’s Most Valuable Player award. Crandell spent another three seasons with the Stampeders before moving on to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2005. Crandell spent four seasons with the green Riders mostly as a backup. In his 11 seasons in the CFL, Crandell completed 1,297 of 2,339 pass attempts (55.5%) for 17,227 yards with 88 TD passes against 80 interceptions. He added 1,303 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing.  

Joe Fleming - Defensive Tackle (New Hampshire)

A favourite of, Joe Fleming was a draft pick of hockey’s St. Louis Blues in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft (12th round, 243rd overall) but opted to play football at the University of New Hampshire. After going to camp with Bill Belichick’s Cleveland Browns, he entered the CFL in 1996 as a free agent with the BC Lions. After two years in Vancouver, Fleming signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He spent a season there before signing with the Chicago Bears. Fleming was hurt in camp and failed to make the Bears. He returned to Winnipeg for the second half of the 1999 season. As a free agent in 2000, Fleming inked a deal with the Calgary Stampeders and spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons there. He retired after the 2001 season but returned to the Stamps in 2003 and had his best season, registering 33 tackles and 11 sacks and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Late in the 2004 season, Calgary dealt Fleming in a blockbuster deal along with S Wes Lysack and FB Scott Regimbald to Winnipeg for QB Khari Jones, FB Randy Bowles, and a 4th round draft pick. Fleming retired after the 2005 season with 70 sacks in 145 games. He was recognized as a CFL All-Star four times in his nine seasons in the league.

Fleming wore this red Puma size 42 jersey for home games with the Stampeders in 2001. That year he had 11 quarterback sacks in 18 games and was recognized as a league All-Star. It has spandex side panels and sewn-on numbers. The name and horse logo have been screen printed on. The jersey exhibits good game wear with plenty of contact marks and one small team repair. I had the good fortune of meeting him at the TigerTown hospitality suite prior to the 2007 Grey Cup. Fleming was unable to attend the game and gave me the two tickets he was provided by the CFL Players Association. Our seats were right beside Stu Laird. Thanks Joe!