Joe McGrath (Canadian football)
|No. -- Calgary Stampeders|
|Date of birth||November 27, 1980|
|Place of birth||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||290 lb (130 kg)|
|CFL draft||2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
|Drafted by||Calgary Stampeders|
|*Offseason and/or practice roster member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Honours||Eskimos' Most Outstanding Lineman (2006, 2007)|
Joe McGrath (born November 27, 1980 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a professional Canadian football offensive tackle for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Stampeders in the first round of the 2003 CFL Draft. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes.
McGrath was coached by his father at Vanier Collegiate Institute in Moose Jaw and was considered an all-star in both football and basketball and the number two Canadian high school lineman at graduation.
First stint with Eskimos
McGrath was drafted second overall in the 2003 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders but was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos as a free agent on July 7, 2004. He appeared in 15 games at left tackle in the 2004 CFL season, all 18 regular season games plus the playoffs and the victory in the 93rd Grey Cup in 2005 CFL season, and started all 18 regular season games in the 2006 CFL season. He was nominated by the Eskimos for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 2006.
Second stint with Eskimos
McGrath requested a trade back to Edmonton and his request was granted on June 11, 2009. He was released on August 11, 2010.
- "Joe McGrath". Player Roster. Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]
- "Flurry of moves mark beginning of CFL's free-agency period". The Canadian Press. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
- "Roughriders grant McGrath's request for trade back to Esks". TSN.ca. The Canadian Press. June 11, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- http://www.cfl.ca/article/lions-add-mccullough-graham-release-three Lions add McCullough, Graham, release three