May 8, 2019

By the Numbers: A look at Ricky Ray’s career

Johany Jutras/

TORONTO — After 16 seasons in the CFL, Ricky Ray has decided to hang up his cleats, announcing his retirement on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old has solidified himself in the record books, leaving behind a legacy while on his way to collecting four Grey Cup rings.

After 226 games, 60,736 passing yards and 324 touchdowns, here is a look at Ray’s career by the numbers:

  • Four Grey Cup victories (2003, 2005, 2012, 2017)
  • One Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award (2005)
  • Three CFL All-Star selections (2006, 2013, 2014)
  • Three East Division All-Star selections (2013, 2014, 2014)
  • One West Division All-Star selection (2006)
  • Three East Division Most Outstanding Player nominations (2013, 2014, 2017)
  • Fourth all-time in passing yards (60,736), only trailing Anthony Calvillo, Damon Allen and Henry Burris
  • First all-time in completion percentage (68.2 per cent)
  • Holds CFL record for single-season (77.2 per cent) and single-game (95 per cent) completion percentage
  • Fifth all-time in touchdown passes (324), one of six quarterbacks to pass for more than 300 touchdowns
  • Holds the Grey Cup record for most games won as a starting quarterback (four)
  • Second all-time in Grey Cup passing (1,512 yards)
  • First all-time in Grey Cup touchdowns (nine)
  • Third-most 300+ yard games (91)
  • Fifth all-time in games started (219)