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Champions Plaza: Marshall Toner, Sept 10, 2010

Last season, the Huskies introduced Champions Plaza at Griffiths Stadium. 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. Prior to each home game, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Football Program honours its Alumni.

 

Marshall Toner is honoured at Champions Plaza before the Sept 10 game.

 

Sept 10, 2010 Honouree
At the Homecoming Game the Huskies revisited the past with the Retro Jerseys and new Retro Helmets celebrating the Green and White. The September 10 Alumni Flag was appropriately from the early 80’s.

The Homecoming Game honoree played five seasons at Slotback for the Huskies from 1981- 1986. He is the Huskies All Time leader in career receptions with 138, is tied for first place all time in Most Receptions in a game with 12 and Seventh place in career receiving yards. He was a two time Western Conference All Star and was named to the All Canadian Team in 1985 He was awarded the E. Kent Phillips Trophy as Male Athlete of the year in 1985 and is an inductee of the Huskie Athletics Wall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

But awards aside he was renowned around the league for his toughness and determination, he was a team leader respected for his athletic and physical play. In the Locker room he was known simply as THE ENFORCER.

After his Huskie Career he joined the Calgary Stampeders for six seasons from 1986-1991 and was a Captain for four years.

A leader then and a leader now through his contributions to the team and the Scholarship Foundation, the Sept 10 2010 Honoree was #78  ‘The Enforcer’ Marshall Toner.

Previous Honourees:
Marshall Toner (1981-1985); Sept 10, 2010
Under Construction Flag which Celebrates a New Dog House; Aug 27, 2010
Huskie Athletes “Play for a Cure” initiative to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society; Nov 14, 2009
Taylor Wallace (2004-09), Hubert Buydens (2005-09), Scott McHenry (2005-09), Tyler O’Gorman (2005-09); Nov 7, 2009
Doug Siemens (1981-85) and Kevin Sawatzky (1978, 1982-85); Oct 7, 2009
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

2 Responses to “Champions Plaza: Marshall Toner, Sept 10, 2010”

  1. Bill Eng says:

    Marshall Toner is one of the best football players to put on a Huskie Jersey. He was a tough – take no prisoner type of player.

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