Jock Climie

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Jock Climie
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): SB/WR
University: Queen's
CFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by: Toronto Argonauts
Organizations
As player:
1990
1991-1994
1995
1996-2001
Toronto Argonauts
Ottawa Rough Riders
Toronto Argonauts
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1993, 1996, 1997
Awards: 1997 Lew Hayman Trophy

Jock Climie is a Canadian retired Canadian Football League player who played the slotback position primarily with the Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Montreal Alouettes. He is currently a sportscaster with Canadian sports television channel TSN as part of the CFL on TSN studio panel during the CFL season. Climie is also a labour and employment lawyer at the Ottawa law firm of Emond Harnden.

College career[edit]

While attending Queen's University, Climie played university football for the Queen's Golden Gaels.[1] His 1,091 receiving yards in 1988 was at the time the single-season record for Canadian university football;[2] it has since been broken, first by Don Blair (University of Calgary), then by Andy Fantuz (University of Western Ontario); Fantuz played one more game during his college career. Climie was the OQIFC conference's nominee for outstanding national player in 1988. He was inducted into the Queen's Football Hall of Fame.[3] He earned his law degree at Queen's by attending its winter academic sessions while playing CFL football in the summer and fall, taking six terms over six years to graduate.

Professional career[edit]

Following his outstanding college career, Climie was drafted fourth overall in the 1990 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts.[4] He dressed for the first two games of the season, but was then relegated to the practice roster.[1] Soon after, he was signed by the Ottawa Rough Riders and would go on to play in 62 games for the franchise while also being named a CFL East All-Star in 1993. Climie re-signed with the Argonauts in 1995 and then signed with the newly reborn Montreal Alouettes in 1996. That year, he would again be named a CFL East All-Star and would repeat that feat in 1997, while also being awarded the Lew Hayman Trophy as the top Canadian player in the CFL's East Division. Climie would finish his career as an Alouette in 2001, having recorded 627 catches for 9619 yards and 56 touchdowns while finishing in the top 20 in receiving yardage at the time of his retirement.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
1990 TOR 2 2 20 10.0 16 0
1990 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1991 OTT 16 32 599 18.7 62 1
1992 OTT 18 57 901 15.8 50 6
1993 OTT 18 67 1281 19.1 89 11
1994 OTT 10 46 622 13.5 39 5
1995 TOR 13 48 563 11.7 49 3
1996 MTL 18 68 1209 17.8 62 9
1997 MTL 18 89 1214 13.6 43 6
1998 MTL 18 55 783 14.2 75 6
1999 MTL 11 50 581 11.6 89 3
2000 MTL 17 67 1002 15.0 80 5
2001 MTL 16 46 844 18.3 68 1
CFL totals 176 627 9619 15.3 89 56

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