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January 23, 2018

Cote: By the numbers

Rob Cote during the 2017 Labour Day Classic (Photo by Angela Burger)

0 – Times the Stamps missed the playoffs while Cote was a Stamp

1 – CFL player of the week award during his career – he was named the league’s top Canadian after his CFL debut

1 – Bachelor’s degree in commerce earned (from the University of Calgary) after Cote had already completed three CFL seasons

1 – Herm Harrison Memorial Award as a Stamps player who has distinguished himself in the area of community service

2 – Presidents’ Ring awards for excellence on and off the field as voted by his teammates

3 – Number of Most Outstanding Players with whom he shared a backfield during his Stamps career – Henry Burris (2010), Jon Cornish (2013) and Bo Levi Mitchell (2016)

4 – Grey Cup games played

6 – Seasons selected as a team captain

6 – Number of CFL rushing titles by a Stamps player, with blocking help by Cote

9 – 1,000-yard rushers by Calgary during Cote’s career

10 – Hikes for Hospice attended by Cote as official team representative for Hospice Calgary

11 – Seasons as a Stamp, more than any running back/fullback in franchise history

12 – West Division playoff games played including eight Western Finals

13 – Career touchdowns

18 – Different stadiums in which Cote has played a game

19 – Team-leading special-teams tackle total in 2009

20 – Age when Rob Cote made his CFL debut in 2007. It was also the yardage on his first CFL touchdown catch made in that first game

82 – Career special-teams tackles

113 – Career receptions

147 – Combined regular-season and post-season victories by the Stamps during Cote’s 11 years with the club

153 – Offensive touches during his career. Though primarily relied upon for blocking, Cote did chip in offensively throughout his career. His last regular-season touch was a running play on a fake field goal and resulted in a career-long 12-yard carry

179 – Regular-season games played as a Stamp, tied for eighth place in franchise history