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Champions Plaza: Oct 9, 2009

Prior to each home game, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies football team honours its alumni at Champions Plaza. There is a flag commemorating each of the Huskies three Vanier Cup Victories: 1990, 1996 and 1998. There is also one flag to recognize all of the Huskies Hardy Cup victories and one each for the Churchill and Uteck Bowl Victories from various seasons.

Before each kick-off, a Huskies Football Alumni will raise the seventh flag, known as the Alumni Flag.

During the ceremony on Friday, October 9 against the UBC Thunderbirds, all Huskies fans rose to their feet and cheered in unison as the flag was raised.

Doug Siemens and Kevin Sawatsky watch as the Alumni Flag is raised in their honour.

Doug Siemens and Kevin Sawatsky watch as the Alumni Flag is raised in their honour.

October 9 Hounorees
The ‘80’s were marked by two coaches: Val Schneider and the beginning of the coaching career of our current Head Coach Brian Towriss. The October 9 honorees, representing that decade symbolize the offensive greatness that began to define Huskie Football. The two individuals we hounoured were one of the most prolific Quarterback to Receiver tandems ever to grace Griffith’s Stadium.

Playing from 1981 to 1985, he still Holds the All-Time Huskies passing records in Career Completions and Completions in a Game and is Second in Career Passing Yards. He was a Conference All Star in 1985.

One of his favorite targets during his career stood beside him. Playing in 1978 and from 1982 through 1985 he still holds the Huskie Record for Career Receiving yards and sits in the top five in every Career statistical category for receivers. He was a Conference All Star 3 times and an All Canadian in 1985.

These two Huskies greats provided the most potent Quarterback to Wide Receiver combination in Canada West football during their careers. At the last home game, we raised the 80’s flag to honor the Alumni and recognize two Huskie Greats from that decade.

At Quarterback Mr. Doug Siemens and at WR Mr Kevin Sawatzky.

Previous Hounorees:
Barry Radcliff (1970-73) and Rick Wakeman (1969-71); Sept 11, 2009
The Dogs of ’59; Sept 4, 2009
Herb Pinder Sr., 1939-41; Aug 28, 2009

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