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 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 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 TDs.  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 winterized dureen jersey with hand warmers has numerous repairs.  It was possibly worn in perhaps the coldest professional football game ever played between the Riders and  Stampeders in the third game of a 1970 best-of-three playoff.

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 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 NFL's Los Angeles Rams 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.  Clark wore this home jersey manufactured by Harv-Al in Winnipeg for the Roughriders during that time.  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 at the green Riders switched to Russell as a supplier before they remodeled their look in 1985.  Early in 1983, Clark was dealt to the Ottawa Rough Riders for running back Jim Park.  He would remain in the nation's capital until the end of the 1987 season.  Over his career, 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 and had a 101-yard punt in 1983.

Steve Crane - Defensive Back (Acadia)

Steve Crane was 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 in the 1985 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Crane signed with the  green Riders in March of 1986.  Crane would go on to play four seasons in Regina.  In 46 regular season games, he recovered three fumbles, notched six quarterback sacks, and intercepted three passes.  Crane capped off his career as a Grey Cup champion in 1989 as the Saskatchewan Roughriders 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 championship drought for the Roughriders, who had endured several lean seasons in the late 70s and early 80's. 

Omarr Morgan - Defensive Back (Brigham Young)

Omarr Morgan signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1999 and made his debut in 2000 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 there, having the misfortune of missing the Roughriders Grey Cup win that year.  In 2008, he returned to Regina for another three seasons.  In his career, Morgan played in 190 regular season games (174 with the Western 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 2001 season in the collar but was likely also put into service for a time in 2004 as well with the team placing Reebok logos over the Puma ones because the league switched outfitters for all the teams at this time.