August 29, 1959 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|CFL draft||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12|
|Drafted by||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1985, 1988, 1992, 1993|
|CFL West All-Star||1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993|
|Awards||1988, 1990, & 1992: CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award|
|Records||830 receptions, 13 198 receiving yards|
Raymond Elgaard (born August 29, 1959) is a former Canadian Football League slotback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1983 through 1996, including winning the 77th Grey Cup in 1989. A big man, he was noted for his reliability as a receiver and his toughness on the field. He retired as the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards in the Canadian Football League (830 receptions, 13,198 receiving yards, eight 1,000 yard seasons).
Elgaard played rugby for Magee Secondary School and the Kats, college football at the University of Utah, and now resides in Las Vegas. He was a three-time CFL Most Outstanding Canadian and a four-time CFL All-Star. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and in November, 2006 was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#36) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.
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