FB: Grey Cup champion Jones named Alum of the Month

FB: Grey Cup champion Jones named Alum of the Month

Former UBC Thunderbird provided forced fumble in Grey Cup

EDMONTON – Newly minted Grey Cup champion Riley Jones is the Canada West Football Alum of the Month for November.

The former UBC Thunderbird made an impact for the Calgary Stampeders last month, as they captured the 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton with a 27-16 win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

Highlights:

  • UBC product and current Calgary Stampeder Riley jones is the CW Football Alum of the Month for November
  • Jones forced a fumble in the 106th Grey Cup, as the Stamps downed the Ottawa REDBLACKS 27-16
  • Jones played five seasons for the Thunderbirds, including 2015 when they won the Hardy and Vanier Cups

Jones’ biggest play of the season came in the fourth quarter of the CFL’s championship game, as the Stamps linebacker forced a punt fumble, helping Calgary pad their lead with a field goal. 

The forced fumble proved key for Calgary, as they won their eighth Grey Cup in franchise history and first since 2014. 

Jones was one of seven Canada West grads on the Stamps, who were also joined by special teams coach Mark Kilam, and running backs coach Marc Mueller. 

A Mississauga, Ont. native, Jones played five full seasons of Canada West football at UBC, and was part of the Thunderbirds Hardy and Vanier Cup winning season in 2015.

Over the month of November, Jones recorded four special teams tackles and a forced fumble, as the undrafted free agent finished his second CFL season with nine defensive tackles and 15 special teams tackles.

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