Roger Aldag - Offensive Line - Regina - 1976-89
Saskatchewan Hall of Fame
Gull Lake’s Roger Aldag began his outstanding football career playing nine-man football in his hometown. He then followed his brother Barry’s footsteps and joined the Gord Currie-coached Regina Rams of the Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior Football League. As a four-time All-Star centre, two-time Most Valuable Ram player, and the 1975 Most Valuable Lineman in the league, Aldag helped lead his team to the 1973 and 1975 Canadian Junior Football Championships.
While still with the Rams, Roger broadened his skills by attending three Saskatchewan Roughrider training camps before moving up to our province’s pro team in 1976 while still having a year’s junior football eligibility. Roger’s successes as an offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League (CFL) are legendary. He was a Western Conference All-Star eight times (’82, ’83, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89, ’90, and ’91) and was selected as an All-Canadian in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990. Aldag was chosen as the Schenley Award winner as the CFL’s top offensive lineman in 1986 and 1988. In addition, Roger received four Mack Truck “Bulldog” Awards when he was honoured as the league’s top offensive lineman as chosen by the league’s defensive linemen.
The highlight of Roger Aldag’s career the winning the thrilling 1989 Grey Cup with a 43-40 barnburner over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Roger was honoured to be one of the team’s captains during this triumphant year. As well, Roger has received a number of honours including induction into the Rider’s Plaza of Honour in 1993 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Roger Aldag is also one of only eight Roughriders that the team has seen fit to honour with the retirement of his famous number 44 jersey.
Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 17, 2006.