Terry, Hopson the latest additions to Riders Plaza of Honour

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honour Committee has announced two new members will be inducted into the Plaza of Honour as the class of 2018. This year, Jim Hopson and John Terry will have their names forever etched into Saskatchewan Roughriders history.

The 32nd annual Plaza of Honour presented by SaskTel has inducted 127 individuals who have made major contributions to the proud tradition of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club. The club has also inducted the 1966, 1989 and 2007 Grey Cup championship teams.

The SaskTel Plaza of Honour event is known as one of Saskatchewan’s most prestigious sports receptions and has contributed over $6 million to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.

This year’s event is set for Friday, August 17th at Mosaic Stadium.

About Jim Hopson

  • Born in Regina, SK in 1951.
  • Named the Roughriders’ first President & CEO in 2005. Retired in 2015.
  • Under his guidance the Riders excelled as a business and achieved record profits. The organization was: Recognized with Paragon Awards for both marketing and community involvement; named as one of Saskatchewan’s Top 100 companies; selected one of Saskatchewan’s Top 20 Employers; a regional winner for Most Admired Corporate Culture; and an Honorary ABEX Award Winner.
  • During his tenure the Riders played in four Grey Cup championships, winning in 2007 and 2013.
  • Honoured with the 2014 Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership Award for his contributions to the Canadian Football League, the game of football and Canada’s sporting culture.
  • Began his football career in high school with the Thom Collegiate Trojans. He then went on to play for the Regina Rams prior to joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
  • Spent four seasons on the Riders’ offensive line playing 36 career games.

About John Terry

  • Born in Greenwood, South Carolina in 1968.
  • Played six CFL seasons at left tackle with the Roughriders.
  • Played his college football at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
  • Originally acquired in April, 1996 from the Toronto Argonauts.
  • Played 96 regular-season games with the Green and White.
  • Played in two playoff games.
  • Played in the 1997 Grey Cup game.
  • Selected West Division All-Star in 1997, 1998, and 1999.

– With files from Riderville.com