Ricky Foley

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Ricky Foley
No. 95     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-06-09) June 9, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Courtice, Ontario
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: York
CFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Debuted in 2006 for the BC Lions
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles 72
Sacks 20.0
Forced fumbles 4
Stats at CFL.ca

Ricky Foley (born June 9, 1982 in Courtice, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football defensive end for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the BC Lions in the first round of the 2006 CFL Draft. He played CIS football at York University.

Foley has been a member of the Baltimore Ravens, the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Jets in the NFL, and a member of the BC Lions and the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

Since joining the BC Lions in 2006, Foley had served as a situational pass rusher but with the departure of Cam Wake following the 2008 BC Lions season, Foley earned the starting defensive end position.[1]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Foley signed with the Seattle Seahawks on February 13, 2010. He was waived on August 30.

New York Jets[edit]

On August 31, 2010, the New York Jets claimed Foley off waivers.[2] Foley's tenure would be very brief as he was waived on September 3, 2010.[3] Foley would be signed to the team's practice squad two days later[4] only to be released from the squad on September 7, 2010.[5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On September 14, 2010, Foley signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[6] His signing came amidst some controversy as the B.C. Lions had announced earlier in the day that they had agreed to terms with Foley.[6] Foley was also interviewed that same morning by Vancouver radio station the Team 1040 where he discussed his return to the Lions. "When I chose B.C., it was like that's the team that I've won a Cup with, winning Canadian Player of the Year, leading the league in sacks, with my boys out there and the staff. It's where I know I've had success, and I love the city out there. They support the Lions so much out there."[6] Lions head coach and general manager Wally Buono later confirmed that Foley had changed his mind and signed with the Argonauts instead of the Lions. "He's done an about face. We think the pressures from the family had a lot to do with it. We're not going to stand in the way if this is what he wants and we'll move on."[6]

On November 25, 2012, Foley played in the 100th Grey Cup for the Argonauts who went on to win the Grey Cup championship. After the Grey Cup game, Foley was awarded the Dick Suderman Trophy as its most "Most Valuable Canadian" player.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Entering 2013 CFL Free Agency on February 15, 2013, Foley was one of the top free agents available to be signed. After being a free agent for ten days, Foley was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on February 25, 2013. Foley would win his second Grey Cup in two years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ullrich, Lowell (2009-06-08). "Foley follows in Cam's wake". The Province. Retrieved 2009-06-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ Williams, Eric (August 31, 2010). "N.Y. Jets claim DE Ricky Foley". The News Tribune. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2010). "Jets in process of trimming roster to 53". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "New York Jets Transactions - 2010". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ Jets PR Department (September 7, 2010). "P.Turner Waived; Chauncey Signed to P-Squad". New York Jets. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d TSN.CA Staff (September 14, 2010). "DE FOLEY AGREES TO TERMS WITH LIONS, BUT SIGNS WITH ARGOS". TSN. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andrew Harris
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
2012
Succeeded by
incumbent