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Uzooma Okeke, #53


A seven-time CFL and East Division All-Star, the native of Beaumont, TX was also named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1999 and the East Division’s top lineman on three separate occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2004. Over the course of his career, he protected two of the CFL’s all-time greatest quarterbacks in Anthony Calvillo and Tracy Ham.

He began his career with the Shreveport Pirates in 1994, playing two seasons in the Port City before moving to the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996.

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.