Tre Ford Sets Single Game Rushing Record By A Canadian Pivot

By Chris Lawton

The Labor Day game between the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders saw one record re-written in the CFL history books. Chris Lawton looks at this flagship moment for Tre Ford:

Elks Can RUN

Tre Ford
Tre Ford throwing for the Edmonton Elks. Image from 3downnation Photo courtesy: Michael P. Hall/OUA

Tre Ford is on a roll. Sure the Elks lost their Labour Day game against the Calgary Stampeders. In a late heartbreaker to boot. But, whatever the result, the contiuned blossoming of Tre Ford on the pro’ field is a joy to see.

Previously, Ford was the focal point of a win at home for the Elks that their fans had been craving for a long time. For those that don’t know they were in the midst of the longest consecutive run of home losses in North American sports.

Ford showed great poise in that game. Leading the way by going 15-of-18 passing, amassing 317 yards through the air and a touchdown. But he kept the Ottawa D honest too because he also ran 10 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. That running ability on display really came to fruition in this latest game. It will be fun to see what peaks he scales next!

Record Setter

It was reported that, ‘Ford set a new CFL record for single-game rushing yards by a Canadian quarterback with 11 carries for 135 yards’.

Whilst this is indicative of Tre Ford’s development, it also means he is now sat alongside true CFL royalty. This is because his record takes him past that of legendary Canadian QB, Hall of Fame superstar Russ Jackson. Ottawa has had a few representatives, but it was with the  Rough Riders that Jackson ran for 134 yards in a 27-3 victory over Saskatchewan as far back as 1964.

Over four starts so far Ford has rushed 31 times for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Alongside throwing for 817 yards & five touchdowns. He has made quite the start to his CFL career. Tre Ford now sits atop the pile for Canadian pivots rushing in a single game. It will be fun to see what peaks he scales next!

Tre Ford has had great success on the ground. Image from Credit: The Canadian Press/Alamy Live News



Chris originally started following the NFL with the ‘first wave’ of fans when it was shown on Channel 4 in the 1980’s. He has been a keen supporter of the Miami Dolphins since 1983. Chris first encountered the CFL in 2016 and instantly fell in love with the Canadian game. He has been writing about the CFL 2017. Chris has a degree in history, postgraduate degree in librarianship and can be found on twitter as @CFLfanUK