Friday 19 March 2010

The Greatest Tiger-Cats of My Lifetime: #6

#6: Grover Covington
What can I say about Grover Covington that hasn't already been said? He was the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1988, a 4-time All Star, a member of the 1986 Grey Cup Championship team, and he was voted as one of the Top 50 Greatest Players in CFL History (#28) in 2006. He was also inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2000.

It's not just the accolades that make Grover Covington an all-time great. Covington was the prototype for the modern pass rusher. He was a pin-the-ears-back-and-get-the-QB type of player. He was one of the most dominant defensive players of the 1980s. He is still the record holder for most sacks in a career with 157 over an 11-year career. He tallied 25 sacks during his dominant 1988 season. He was also named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the 1986 Grey Cup.

Covington has gone down as one of the greatest players in the history of the league, and because of that, Grover Covington lands at #6 on my list of greatest Tiger-Cats of the past 30 years.

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  1. Pernevlyn Covington Coggins21 May 2010 at 11:08

    It is so great to hear that my brother, Grover, is still so admired by people who love the game of football. I am his biggest fan, although his wife and children may disagree. In my mind Grover has always been my hero, he made time for my younger sister and me, he took the time to talk to us about God, boys, school and just making good decisions. Growing up, I knew Grover was a good athlete but he was always a better person. He is still my hero.

  2. Grover will always be loved in Hamilton, you can count on that.