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Elfrid Payton, #57


Payton finished his 14-year CFL career in second place in league history with 143 career sacks and sixth for most sacks in a season with 22, which he accomplished in 1993 during his first tour of duty with Winnipeg. He also tied a league record on July 22, 1999, with five sacks in the game.

Named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2002, Payton was a five-time CFL All-Star and a seven-time division All-Star. He won two Grey Cups (Winnipeg 1990, Baltimore 1995) and was chosen to the Alouettes’ Team of the Decade in 2005.

He played 62 games with Montreal between 1996 and 1999, setting a team record with 52 sacks and recording 145 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 26 tackles for losses of 64 yards, and 19 knockdowns.

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2010.