The man considered to be the best Canadian-born quarterback to ever play in the CFL was finally inducted to the Walk of Fame on Saturday. Hamilton's Russ Jackson won three Grey Cups with the Ottawa Rough Riders over a 12 year pro career.
Jackson is already a member of the Order of Canada, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2006, Jackson was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#8) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN, the highest-ranked Canadian-born player on the list.
Jackson graduated from McMaster University in 1958 with a degree in mathematics and was nominated by the school for a Rhodes Scholarship.
He won the Grey Cup in 1960, 1968 and 1969 with Ottawa and won the Schenley Award as the league’s outstanding player three times as well.
After coaching for two years with the Toronto Argonauts Jackson left football. He used his mathematics and teaching degrees to become a high school math teacher and principal.