Russ Jackson

Bio

Full name: Russ Jackson

Born: July 26, 1938 in Hamilton, ON (84 years old)

Drafted in 1958 as QB by OTT
6th overall (6th position in 1st round) from McMaster.

Last Season (1969) Vitals:
  • Position: QB
  • Jersey: #12
Amateur Programs
  • McMaster
12 Season Career

Active years: 1958–1969
Active teams (1):

  • OTT 1958–1969

170 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 166 regular season games
  • 4 Grey Cup appearances (3 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T201st,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
1 team 166
(Rank: T285th,
97th percentile,
166 CFL games)
0 4
1958 OTT QB 82 14 -- 0
1959 OTT QB 82 14 -- 0
1960 OTT QB 12 12 -- 1
1961 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1962 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1963 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1964 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1965 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1966 OTT QB 12 14 -- 1
1967 OTT QB 12 14 -- 0
1968 OTT QB 12 14 -- 1
1969 OTT QB 12 14 -- 1
Russ Jackson Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Longest Pass – Play T7th 107 yards (TD) OTT 1964 OTT 21 @ MTL 23
 
Playoffs
Passing Yards – Game -- 372 yards OTT 1967 TOR 22 @ OTT 38
 
Grey Cup
Longest Pass – Play 5th 85 yards (TD) OTT 1966 OTT 14 vs SSK 29
8th 80 yards (TD) OTT 1969 SSK 11 vs OTT 29
  • 1959 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1962 Division Finalist (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1963 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1963 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1965 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1965 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1966 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1966 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1967 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1967 Division Finalist (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1969 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1969 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1969 Winner (OTT) Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
  • 1959 Winner (OTT) Lionel Conacher Award (CP Male Athlete of the Year)
  • 1969 Winner (OTT) Lionel Conacher Award (CP Male Athlete of the Year)
  • 1969 Winner (OTT) Lou Marsh Award
  • 2004 Winner (OTT) Commissioner's Award
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Russ Jackson was inducted into the Player wing in 1973 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Russ Jackson was inducted in 2010 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Russ Jackson was inducted into the Player wing in 1995.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Russ Jackson was inducted into the Player wing in 1975.

  • Toronto Argonauts (Jan. 1, 1975 – Nov. 19, 1976)

Russ Jackson's Head Coaching Record
CFL
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season32121820.438550678