Ricky Ray


210 lbs


6' 3"




Sacramento State


Oct 22nd, 1979

Career Years:



Toronto Argonauts



Dressed as QB in 11 regular season games with 10 starts for Toronto…Week 1, completed 24 out of 34 pass attempts for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns…Recorded his longest pass of the 2013 season for 73 yards…recorded 1 rush for 6 yards…Week 2, rushed 4 times for 14 yards and 1 touchdown in a loss against BC…Week 3, completed 27 out of 37 passes for a total of 334 yards and 2 touchdowns in a loss against Saskatchewan…Week 4, recorded a career-high 174.2 QB rating…completed 19 of 20 passes for 286 yards and 2 touchdowns…added 2 rushes for 24 yards and 1 touchdown…was tackled and sustained an injury to his left knee, left the game and did not return...Week 7, completed 15 of 18 pass attempts for a total of 152 yards and 3 touchdowns in a win against Montreal…Week 8, started at QB and completed 30 out of 35 pass attempts for a total of 413 yards and 3 touchdowns…rushed once for 5 yards in a win versus Edmonton…Week 9, Suffered a shoulder injury and did not return to the game…Week 10 to 15, added to the injury list with an injured shoulder…Week 16, completed 26 of 34 pass attempts for a total of 303 yards and 3 touchdowns…Week 17, completed 21 of 35 pass attempts and 1 touchdown…Week 18, completed 39 out of 45 pass attempts for a career-high passing yard total of 505 yards...recorded his second longest pass of the season at 69 yards and added 3 touchdowns…Recorded 21 straight completions, setting an Argos record for consecutive completions… 2013 Playoffs Dressed and started as QB for Argos…completed 22 out of 32 pass attempts for a total of 329 yards and 2 touchdowns in a loss against Hamilton.


Started and dressed in fourteen (14) regular season games for Toronto…Set a club record for completion percentage in a season…Week 2, Started in home opener and recorded 7th career 400+ yard game….Completed 30 of 40 passing attempts for a total of 407 yards and two (2) TDs in a win against Calgary…Week 3, Started at QB and completed 23 of 38 passing attempts for 232 yards and one (1) INT…Moved to 7th on the all-time passing list, passing former Argonaut Doug Flutie in a loss at Hamilton...Week 8, started at QB and completed 21 of 33 passing attempts for 316 yards and one TD...Rushed once for ten (10) yards in a week at Calgary...Week 10, Started at QB and completed 32 of 45 passes for 375 yards and a touchdown…Rushed once for four (4) yards in a win at Hamilton... Week 13, Started at QB and completed three (3) passes for 30 yards before injuring his left knee early in the first quarter in a loss to Montreal...Week 14 to 16 on team’s IR...Week 17, Started at quarterback and completed 20 passes for 383 yards and four (4) TDs in a loss to Winnipeg. 2012 Playoffs Started at QB and completed 23 of 30 passing attempts for a total of 239 and two (2) touchdowns…Rushed three (3) times for 16 yards and a touchdown in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final…Started at QB and completed 28 of 37 passing attempts for 399 yards and one (1) touchdown..Rushed one (1) time for three (3) yards in a win against Montreal in Eastern Final…2012 Grey Cup Started and completed 18 out of 30 passing attempts for 231 yards, two (2) touchdowns and one (1) INT in a win versus Calgary. His numbers tie him for 2nd post passing touchdowns by an Argonauts player in a Grey Cup game as well as 4th for most passes attempted and completed by an Argonauts quarterback in a Grey Cup game.


Signed an extension with Edmonton on January 22, 2011…Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for the sixth time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Threw for more than 4,000 yards in a season for sixth time in his career…Surpassed the 40,000 career passing yards in the 2nd to last game of the season…Started 18 games and registered 343 completions in 526 attempts (65.2%) for 4,594 yards and 24 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions…Rushed 41 times for 258 yards (longest 27) and a touchdown…CFL Offensive CFL Player of the Month for July and earned Offensive Player of the Week in Week 17 when he completed 17 of 29 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns, against the Argos, and added a touchdown on the ground on a nine-yard run…2011 Playoffs: Started West Semi-Final and completed 19 of 27 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown with 3 carries for 31 yards in win at home over Calgary…Started West Final and completed 21 of 40 for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 carries for 36 yards in loss vs. BC.


Ray started 16 out of 17 games and completed 288 of 448 passes (64.3%) for 3565 yards and 11 touchdowns. He threw 16 interceptions. Ray also ran the ball 36 times for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Game 15, he had a career rushing game, carrying the ball 12 times for 135 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 45-yard run. Aug 15th game in Calgary, Ray had to leave the game in the first half due to a bruised sternum. On Oct 23rd, Ray dressed but did not play due to his injury and was placed on the 1 game injury list.


In 10 starts, Ray is 232 of 352 for 3049 yards and 14 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He has also run 34 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including a 27-yard touchdown run against Calgary on August 13.


Ray finished the season as the top quarterback in the league going 422 of 605 (69.8%) for 5,663 yards and 26 touchdowns against 17 interceptions in 18 games (18 starts). He also rushed 75 times for 258 yards and five touchdowns. He earned CFL Offensive Player of the Week honours four times this season (Weeks 2, 6 ,10 and East Semi-Final). Ray broke two Warren Moon club records to become first in career touchdown passes (145) and first in passing yards in a season (5,648) in Eskimo history. He also set a CFL single-game record with a 92% completion rate when he went 23 of 25 for 302 yards and two touchdowns in the final game of the season. In the East Semi-Final he was 27 of 37 for 303 yards and ran four times for 25 yards. In the East Final he was 26 of 49 for 339 yards and a touchdown. He was the 2008 Eskimo nominee for the CFL's Outstanding Player Award.


n 2007 Ray started the first 13 games of the season before suffering a separated shoulder on September 28 vs. Toronto.


In 2006 he finished first in the league in passing yards with 5000. He also had his best season rushing, running 92 times for 469 yards and nine touchdowns. In the first game of the season, Ray threw 33 completions which was the most pass completions in a CFL game in 2006. On September 30, he passed Tom Wilkinson to become first in career pass completions in Eskimo history. He was also selected to the West Division All-Star and CFL All-Star teams for the first time in his career.


Ray didn't miss a beat after spending the 2004 season away from the CFL. He completed 479 passes on 715 attempts for 5,510 yards and 25 touchdowns. Ricky threw a career-best five touchdown passes at home vs. Hamilton in Week 6. He also had a 2005 league high of 40 completions during the August 20 game vs. Toronto. In Week 16, Ricky became the third Eskimo player to pass for 5,000 yards in a season (joining Warren Moon and Jason Maas). He led the Eskimos to a Grey Cup victory, setting a Grey Cup completions record by completing 35 of 45 passes with no interceptions, throwing for two touchdowns and running one in himself. He was named the Grey Cup MVP. He was the Eskimo nominee for Most Outstanding Player.


Dressed for six games with NFL's New York Jets but did not see game action.


Showing that 2002 was no fluke, the super sophomore continued his torrid pace in 2003 completing 348 passes on 515 attempts (67.6 %) for 4640 yards, 35 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions. Best performances: July 16 versus Hamilton - 17 completions on 25 attempts for 224 yards and 4 TD's. July 31 at Ottawa - 19 completions on 30 attempts for 252 yards and 3 TD's. August 23 versus Sask. - 24 completions on 33 attempts for 311 yards and 4 TD's. September 13 at BC - 28 completions on 36 attempts for 339 yards and 4 TD's. CFL West Division Final: 23 completions on 32 attempts for 356 yards and 1 TD. Grey Cup: 22 completions on 32 attempts for 301 yards and 2 TD's.


In 2 seasons at Sacramento State, Ray posted impressive numbers. In 2000, he completed 168 of 270 passes for 2,200 yards, 13 TDs and 6 INTs. Ray enjoyed his best season in 1999 when he completed 179 of 291 passes for 2,422 yards, 20 TDs. Ray is listed in 5 Sacramento State career passing record categories: 1st in completion percentage (.619), 3rd in completions (347), 3rd in yards and 4th in attempts (516). Ray played 2 seasons (1997-1998) at Shasta Community college in Redding, CA. He was a first team All-American and state player of the year in '98. Ray shattered numerous Shasta College records including career completion percentage, consecutive passes without an interception (199 over parts of 1997 and '98), consecutive games with at least 1 TD pass (15) and career pass completions.


Signed as a free agent with San Francisco 49ers. Attended training camp and dressed for 1 pre-season game. Ricky played 7 games for the Fresno Frenzy of Arena Football2 where he was coached by former CFL quarterback Rick Worman. In 7 games, he completed 116 passes for 1,296 attempts, 25 TDs and 6 INTs.