CFL standout Clermont first Ram inducted into CW Hall of Fame

CFL standout Clermont first Ram inducted into CW Hall of Fame

Slotback played starring role in Regina's 2000 Hardy Cup

EDMONTON – Before going on to an outstanding career in the CFL, Jason Clermont left his mark on Canada West football with the Regina Rams.

The 2001 CW Player of the Year was honoured Thursday, as the Regina native became the first Ram inducted in the conference's Hall of Fame.

Clermont played three seasons with the Rams after they made the jump from the junior ranks to Canada West beginning with the 1999 season. In 2000, Clermont helped Regina to the Hardy Cup and a berth in the Vanier Cup. He capped of his university career in 2001 by being named the conference's top player.

Following his university career, Clermont went on to play a decade in the CFL, splitting time between the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was the league's top Canadian twice (2004 and 2007) and was a Grey Cup champion with BC in 2006.

To read his complete Hall of Fame bio, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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