December 4, 2018


Dave Dickenson playing QB for the Montana Grizzlies (Photo supplied by Montana Athletics)

Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson tonight will be officially inducted into the U.S. College Football Hall of Fame. Dickenson will be honoured along with nine other players and three coaches in a ceremony in New York City.

Dickenson was a standout during his four seasons (1992-95) at the University of Montana and remains the Grizzlies’ all-time leading passer. In 1995, the Great Falls, Mont., native was the winner of the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivison as he led Montana to an FCS national championship. Including playoffs, Dickenson threw for 5,676 yards and 51 touchdowns that season.

During his collegiate career, Dickenson was a first-team all-Big Sky selection, Big Sky offensive MVP and Academic All-American on three occasions. He was a three-time team MVP and his 11,080 career passing yards and 33 wins as a starter are both program bests at Montana.

He was inducted into the University of Montana’s Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 and his No. 15 jersey is one of only two retired numbers at the school. He has gone on to a distinguished CFL career that has included 15 years with the Stampeders as a player and coach. Dickenson was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2000, is a five-time Grey Cup winner and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2015.