TORONTO — Former Sacramento State quarterback Ricky Ray was named to the Canadian Football League East Division All-Star team and was awarded the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the East Division's Most Outstanding Player, it was announced today.
Ray set numerous CFL and Toronto Argonauts records in 2013 while leading the team to the best record in the East Division. Ray completed 77.2 percent of his passes (234-of-303) which broke the mark of fellow Big Sky-alum Dave Dickenson (74 percent). He also threw for 2,878 yards with 21 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Ray also led the league with a 126.4 QB Rating and was twice named the CFL Player of the Week.
The Argonauts will next compete on Sunday, Nov. 17, against the winner of this weekend's Montreal-Hamilton playoff game.
Ray quarterbacked Sacramento State during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, leading the Hornets to winning records both years. He still holds the career record at Sacramento State with 8.24 yards per pass and ranks second with a career pass efficiency of 145.5.
He began his professional career with the Fresno Fury of AFL2 before signing with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL where he won two Grey Cups. He was traded to the Argonauts prior to the 2012 season and helped Toronto win the Grey Cup in his first year.