Jim Hopson
Born: (1951-03-01) March 1, 1951 (age 70)
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)G/OT
CJFLRegina Rams
High schoolThom Collegiate
Career history
As player
1973–1976Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career stats

Jim Hopson was the president and chief executive officer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Hopson served in this role from 2005 until 2014.[1] Under his stewardship, the Roughriders captured the Grey Cup in 2007 and 2013, and the team has recorded record profits.[2]

Hopson has been involved with football in Saskatchewan for much of his life. He played high school football for Thom Collegiate in Regina, and then joined the Regina Rams to play junior football. After completing his junior career, Hopson joined the Roughriders in 1973. He became a starter on the offensive line for the Roughriders in 1974, when his career overlapped with Roughrider greats Ron Lancaster and George Reed.[1] During 1975 and 1976, Hopson played professional football while teaching in Lumsden, Saskatchewan.[1] After the 1976 Grey Cup, which Saskatchewan lost to the Ottawa Rough Riders, Hopson retired to focus on his teaching career.[1]

Hopson graduated from the University of Regina with a degree in education and went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Oregon. Divorced with two grown children, as of September 2010 he is engaged to marry Brenda Edwards.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Saskatchewan Roughriders Administration". Saskatchewan Roughriders. Archived from the original on 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Ian (2010-06-19). "Roughriders announce record profit of $3.1 million". National Post. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  3. ^ "Roaring Prairie success". The Globe and Mail. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.