Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Silas McKinnie - Running Back (Iowa)

A Detroit native (this website's favourite city), Silas McKinnie followed up a decorated career at Iowa by playing four seasons as offensive halfback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. His best season was 1970 where he carried the ball 109 times (behind Hall of Famer George Reed) for 612 yards along with 39 receptions for 682 yards and 8 TDs. McKinnie left the green Riders to pursue fortunes in the NFL in 1972 by signing a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was cut but spent the season with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. McKinnie returned to the CFL for one final season in 1973 with the Calgary Stampeders. Overall in his CFL career, McKinnie rushed the ball 350 times for 1,984 yards and 8 touchdowns and hauled in 135 passes for 1,964 yards and 9 scores. After his playing days ended, McKinnie spent 20 seasons as a college basketball coach including a 3-year stint at the University of Miami. McKinnie returned to football in 1997 and spent the next 11 years as a scout for his hometown Detroit Lions before retiring in 2014.

This Champion winterized durene jersey with hand warmers has numerous repairs. It may have been worn in perhaps the coldest professional football game ever played when wind chill temperatures hit a reported -38 degrees celcius between the Roughriders and Stampeders in the third game of a 1970 best-of-three playoff. 

Lyall Woznesensky - Defensive End (Simon Fraser)

Lyall Woznesensky began his career as a territorial exemption pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 1977 CFL Draft. He spent his first two seasons in Winnipeg, playing in all 32 regular season games. The Bombers dealt him prior to the 1979 season along with RB Richard Crump and DB Merv Walker to the Calgary Stampeders for star defensive lineman John Helton and offensive lineman John Malinosky. After one season in Calgary, the Stampeders dealt him along with LB Campbell Hackney to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He spent one year in Hamilton before signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a free agent in 1981. Woznesensky played two seasons in Regina but was traded prior to the 1983 season to the Toronto Argonauts with DB Marcellus Greene for RB John Lowe and DB Leo Gray. Midway through the year, the Boatmen placed Woznesensky on waivers and he was claimed by the Montreal Concordes where he finished the season. Woznesensky was traded yet again after the year by Montreal to the Calgary Stampeders for QB Gerry Datillio. He finished his career with a final season in Calgary in 1984. Woznesensky played in 120 regular season games in 8 seasons. It is a bit curious to see that he moved around so much given his talent and status as a non-import. Sacks only became an official statistic in 1981 but he did put up seasons with 14 quarterback takedowns with the green Riders in 1981 and 15 in his final season with Calgary.

The Roughriders wore this style for 5 seasons from 1980 to 1984. There is no nameplate remaining on the back of the jersey (a trademark of the green Riders) but there are loose threads remaining where it once resided. The outline runs shoulder to shoulder, indicating a very long name. I sent photos of this jersey to longtime Roughriders equipment manager, Norm Fong, who identified it as belonging to Woznesensky. The above photo from the Regina Leader Post seems to corroborate this as the hole in the shoulder appears to match where a repair was made. That would date the jersey to Woznesensky's time with the Riders in 1981 or 1982. This Harv-Al heavy mesh size XXL shows heavy game wear with 19 team repairs by my count. The back numbers exhibit several impact marks.

Ken Clark - Punter (St. Mary's)

Ken Clark was a first round pick (2nd overall) of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 1974 CFL Draft. Clark opted instead to sign as a free agent with the Portland Storm of the new World Football League where he averaged 41.5 yards per punt. In 1975, he signed with the Tiger-Cats and spent the next three and a half seasons in Hamilton. In addition to punting duties in Hamilton, Clark was used on occasion as a wide receiver, a position he played in university at St. Mary's. Clark caught 14 passes for 229 yards in 1977. He was dealt five games into the 1978 season to the Toronto Argonauts for running back Neil Lumsden. In 1979, Clark signed with the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and averaged 40.1 yards in the year they made it to the Super Bowl. He returned to the CFL in 1980 by signing as a free agent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and remained there until 1983. Early in 1983, Clark was traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders for RB Jim Park. He would remain in the nation's capital until completing his career at the end of the 1987 season. Clark was a three-time CFL All-Star (1977, 1982 and 1984) and had a punting average at 47-yards or higher five times. He played in 184 regular season CFL games with a 45.6 yard average and had a career-long 101-yard punt in 1983.

Clark wore this home jersey manufactured by Harv-Al Sportswear in Winnipeg for the Roughriders. The nameplate has been removed and was very likely recycled onto a new set of jerseys, something the Roughriders did for years to cut costs. This jersey likely originates to the early 1980's as the green Riders switched to Russell Athletic as a supplier before they remodeled their look in 1985. The numbers and lower sleeve stripes are screened on while the shoulder logo patches are sewn to the jersey.

Steve Crane - Defensive Back (Acadia)

Steve Crane was a member of the undefeated Vanier Cup champion Acadia Axemen in 1981 under coach John Huard. He entered the CFL as the first pick of the 5th round (37th overall) in the 1985 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Crane signed with the green Riders in March of 1986 and played four seasons in Regina. In 46 regular season games, he recovered 3 fumbles, notched 6 quarterback sacks, and intercepted 3 passes. Crane capped off his career as a Grey Cup champion in 1989 as the Riders downed the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a thrilling 43-40 game at the SkyDome that is considered by many to be the greatest Grey Cup ever played. It also ended a 23-year Cup drought for the Roughriders, who had endured several lean seasons in the late 70's and early 80's.

This Russell Athletic size 48 home jersey was worn by Crane in his final season in 1989. The Riders often recycled their game jerseys for practices during the 1980's but to celebrate the Grey Cup victory, the team gave the players one of their jerseys to keep and auctioned off the other. This jersey exhibits decent game wear with some impact marks and a nine team repairs. The numbers, logos and sleeve stripes show some cracking while the name on the back has some chipping.

Jamie Holland - Wide Receiver (Ohio State)

Jamie Holland entered the NFL as a 7th round draft pick (173rd overall) of the San Diego Chargers. He spent three seasons (1987-89) with the Chargers, playing 44 games and catching 71 passes for 1,010 yards. He was also the team's primary kick returner and brought one back for a score in 1988. The Chargers traded him to divisional rival Los Angeles Raiders for a conditional draft pick. Holland spent two seasons with the Raiders, appearing in all of the team's regular season games in 1990 and 1991 as a kick returner. Holland signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns in the 1992 offseason. He played in 4 games for the Browns and caught 2 passes for 27 yards. He attended camp with the Green Bay Packers in 1993 before signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in March 1994. He caught 35 passes in 12 games that year for 485 yards and 2 majors. He suited up for 8 contests for the Bombers in 1995, hauling in 14 balls for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Holland was released and signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he played one game, making 2 receptions for 80 yards.

This is Holland's 1993 Starter size 46 for road jersey. The jersey has solid game wear with five team repairs and several nice scuff marks from hits incurred. This jersey was almost certainly recycled for Holland after being used by defensive back Charles Anthony in 1993 and possibly running back Wolf Barber in 1994. There is evidence of a prior nameplate being on the jersey. All numbers, letter and the sleeve logos are screened on.

Omarr Morgan - Defensive Back (Brigham Young)

Omarr Morgan signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1999 and made his debut on the field the following year with the team. He became a mainstay in the Riders secondary for years. He played his first seven seasons in the CFL with Saskatchewan and missed only four contests. In 2007, he signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos and played one season for the club, having the misfortune of missing the Roughriders Grey Cup win that year. In 2008, he returned to Regina for another three seasons. In an 11-year career that ended after the 2010 season, Morgan played in 190 regular season games (174 with the Riders) and picked off 27 passes. He was a four-time CFL All-Star. Morgan wore #3 in his first stint with the Riders before switching to #1.

This jersey is tagged with a 2001 date in the collar but was likely also put into service for a time in 2004 as well with the team sewing Reebok logos over the Puma ones because the league switched outfitters for all the teams at this time. An updated CFL logo has also been sewn over the previous league crest at the bottom of the v-neck collar. This was not an uncommon practice in the league that was always looking for savings in operating expenses. There is evidence that a patch once resided on the left chest and was removed. The jersey shows some game wear with several hit marks present.