Chris Isaac

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Chris Isaac
Date of birth: May 15, 1959
Place of birth: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Eastern Kentucky University
As player:
1982-83 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1982 CFL Rookie of the Year
Not to be confused with Chris Isaak.

Christopher Dwight Isaac (born May 15, 1959) is a former quarterback with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

After a stellar career as a star quarterback at New Smyrna Beach High School, Isaac played college football at Eastern Kentucky University, and subsequently joined Ottawa for the 1982 season. In his first start he set the team record with 471 yards passing and tied a record with 5 touchdown passes.[1][2] He finished the year with 18 touchdown passes and 3,408 passing yards, which was good enough to win him the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.[3] He could not repeat this success and lasted only one more year in the CFL, playing 11 games in 1983 and losing the QB job to J.C. Watts.[4][5]

After his playing career ended, Isaac worked as an assistant coach at several high schools and colleges, including Bethune-Cookman College.[6]


  1. ^ "Rookie smashes record, Concordes". The Calgary Herald. Canadian Press. 1982-07-30. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Isaac top offensive star". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1982-08-05. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Argonaut Holloway captures Schenley". The Windsor Star. Canadian Press. 1982-11-26. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ MacCabe, Eddie (1983-08-05). "Battered by press, booed by fans, Isaac still hopes". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  5. ^ Bacon, Dick (1984-06-26). "Ex-Concorde Evans cut by Rough Riders". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  6. ^ Collings, Buddy (2004-03-19). "Isaac Takes Over Deltona Football". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-01-10.