Ron Lancaster

Bio

Full name: Ronald Lancaster

Preferred name: Ron

Born Oct. 14, 1938 in Fairchance, PA

Last Season (1978) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Naturalized
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Position: QB
  • Jersey: #23
Relations
  • R.D. Lancaster, Jr. (Child)
Amateur Programs
  • Wittenberg
19 Season Career with OTT, SSK

Active years: 1960–1978

293 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 287 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
  • 1966 Division Finalist (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1970 Winner (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1972 Team Nominee (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1973 Team Nominee (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1976 Winner (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1977 Team Nominee (SSK) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1996 Winner (EDM) Coach of the Year
  • 1998 Winner (HAM) Coach of the Year
  • 1977 Winner (SSK) Tom Pate Memorial Award
  • 2008 Winner (HAM) Commissioner's Award
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Ron Lancaster was inducted into the Player wing in 1982 (CFHoF profile).

Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour

Ron Lancaster was inducted in 1987.

Saskatchewan Roughriders Retired Jerseys

Ron Lancaster's jersey #23 was retired on 1979.

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

Ron Lancaster was inducted into the Player wing in 1981.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Ron Lancaster was inducted into the Player wing in 1985.

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
19 seasons
(Rank: 10th,
99th percentile,
19 CFL seasons)
2 teams 287
(Rank: 12th,
99th percentile,
287 CFL games)
0 6
1960 OTT 16 14 -- 1
1961 OTT 16 14 -- 0
1962 OTT 16 14 -- 0
1963 SSK 23 11 -- 0
1964 SSK 23 13 -- 0
1965 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1966 SSK 23 15 -- 1
1967 SSK 23 16 -- 1
1968 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1969 SSK 23 16 -- 1
1970 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1971 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1972 SSK 23 16 -- 1
1973 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1974 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1975 SSK 23 16 -- 0
1976 SSK 23 16 -- 1
1977 SSK 23 14 -- 0
1978 SSK 23 16 -- 0
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Nov. 1, 1978 – Nov. 14, 1980)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (Feb. 4, 1991 – Nov. 26, 1997)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Nov. 26, 1997 – Dec. 11, 2003)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (July 10, 2006 – Dec. 15, 2006)

Ron Lancaster's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season28014213710.5117,2176,964
Playoffs1710700.588459349
Grey Cup42200.500126113