#60

Ibrahim Khan

Weight:

270 lbs

Height:

6' 3"

Position:

Offensive Lineman

College:

Simon Fraser

Birthdate:

Oct 8th, 1980

Career Years:

8

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2010

Ibrahim started all 18 games at center for the Blue Bombers and was part of the offensive line. Ibrahim is involved in many different community groups for different causes, for example the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Manitoba/Saskatchewan.

2008

Khan battled back from his health ailments and returned to the football field for the Bombers’ game against Calgary in week five. Although his return was in a limited back-up role, his teammates and Bomber fans gave him a large ovation when he came out of the tunnel at the start of the game as the 13th man. Khan dressed for five games throughout the season, and provided valuable locker room support to the club’s young offensive linemen. Khan was named the 2008 winner of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award. The annual award recognizes a Blue Bomber player for their excellence in combining football ability, team camaraderie and extraordinary effort in the community and honours former Blue Bomber offensive lineman Ed Kotowich.

2007

Khan was conspicuously absent from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, missing 10 regular season games as well as all of the post-season due to a series of injuries. Still, RB Charles Roberts managed to rush for nearly 400 yards in six of Khan’s eight starts and back-up RB Fred Reid rushed for 139 yards in another one of Khan’s starts.

2006

Khan certainly lived up to his billing as one of the best players available in the Ottawa Renegades Dispersal Draft. He was the only member of the Blue Bombers’ offensive line to start all 18 regular season games as well as the football club’s East Semi-inal contest with the Toronto Argonauts. Equally impressive was the fact Khan had never played centre at the pro level until being shifted there during training camp. Khan’s solid play helped RB Charles Roberts rush for a league-leading 1,609 yards on 303 carries. His contributions didn’t go unnoticed. Khan was named the co-winner of the CJOB Offensive Player of the Game Award in Week 8 versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He and the rest of the Bombers O-line turned in another outstanding performance in the East Semifinal. The Big Blue rushed for 200 yards, including 179 by Roberts, in a losing cause. Khan was recognized in the CFL’s post-season awards derby. He was the Bombers’ nominee as Outstanding Offensive Lineman. However, he was inexplicably left off the list of CFL East Division All-Stars.

2005

Khan started five of 15 games for the Ottawa Renegades, sitting out three games due to injury. He was one of the ‘Gades most versatile offensive linemen, seeing playing time at guard, centre and tackle.

2004

Khan was drafted in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2004 Canadian College Draft. He dressed for the Ottawa Renegades during the first two games of season but did not see action. In Game 3 versus Edmonton, he saw the first live action of his CFL career. In Game 7 versus Calgary, he got the first start of his CFL career at right guard. In Game 8 at B.C., he started for the second time in as many weeks against the Lions. In Game 9 versus Hamilton he backed-up Mike Sutherland at right guard. He also had a special teams' tackle. In Game 10 versus Edmonton, he backed-up Alexandre Gauthier at left tackle and had a special teams' tackle. In Game 11 versus Montreal, Khan began the game as a back-up and filled in well for centre George Hudson when he went down with a back injury. He started Game 12 versus B.C. he started as centre against the Lions.

College

Won the J.P. Metras Trophy as the top lineman in Canadian university football in 2003.

Personal

In his spare time, Khan likes to watch movies, read and play video games. This past off-season he worked as the University of Manitoba football team's strength and conditioning coach and also ran sports skills camps for high school athletes. Ibrahim is the National Spokesman and member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada as well as a councilor and member of the Children‟s Variety Club. He helped to organize a few Players at this year’s CommicCon Convention which helped to raise almost $2,000.00 for Kids Sport Manitoba as well as developing the Obby Khan Flag Rugby Program. This program is geared to both boys and girls under 18 and has reached over 1300 children in the 2 years it has been running. Ibrahim started Khan’s Kids to give under privileged kids in the community the opportunity to attend and experience a CFL football game. Ibrahim has also been involved in many other charitable community initiatives from reading awareness to participating with Winnipeg youth community football as a guest coach. As a recognizable member of the community Ibrahim feels he is blessed to play this great sport in Canada and it’s his responsibility to give back to the community which supports him and to reach out to those less fortunate. Obby is also this year’s recipient of the Bomber’s Cal Murphy „Heart of a Legend‟ Award. This is the third time he has won this award, voted on by his teammates and goes to the Blue Bomber player who best demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the CFL and community.