Roughriders, CFL mourn the passing of Jim Hopson

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QuoteREGINA - It is with great sadness that the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Canadian Football League mourn the loss of former player and team president Jim Hopson. Hopson passed away on April 2 at the age of 73, after a brave three-year battle with colon cancer.

Hopson was a titan for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club both on and off the field. The Regina, Sask. native, who grew up attending Roughrider games, suited up for his hometown team from 1973 to 1976, lining up alongside his heroes: George Reed and Ron Lancaster. In each of his four seasons in Green and White, the team made the Western Final.

Winning ways would follow Hopson when he came back to the Roughriders in 2005 as the team's first full-time president and CEO, a role he held until 2015. Over his tenure, he ushered in a decade of exponential growth for the Club's business operations, football operations and Rider Pride.
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