The 1999 Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Reunion of the 1999 Grey Cup Champions set for Friday night!

Anyone remember these guys?

[tr][td]#[/td]
[td]Player[/td]
[td]Pos.[/td]
[td]Height[/td]
[td]Weight[/td]
[td]College[/td]
[td]Hometown[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]2[/td]
[td]Corey Grant[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]190[/td]
[td]Wilfrid Laurier[/td]
[td]Stoney Creek, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]3[/td]
[td]Paul Osbaldiston[/td]
[td]P/K[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]236[/td]
[td]Richmond Raiders Jr.[/td]
[td]Oldham, England[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]4[/td]
[td]Mario Smith[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]6’0"[/td]
[td]195[/td]
[td]Kansas State[/td]
[td]Miami, FL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]5[/td]
[td]Eric Lapointe[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]6’0"[/td]
[td]205[/td]
[td]Mount Allison[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]6[/td]
[td]Tommy Henry[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]200[/td]
[td]Florida State[/td]
[td]Arcadia, FL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]7[/td]
[td]Kyle Walters[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]175[/td]
[td]Guelph[/td]
[td]St. Thomas, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]8[/td]
[td]Montressa Kirby[/td]
[td]QB[/td]
[td]6’0"[/td]
[td]198[/td]
[td]Jacksonville State[/td]
[td]Anniston, AL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]9[/td]
[td]Archie Amerson[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]5’8"[/td]
[td]175[/td]
[td]Northern Arizona[/td]
[td]San Diego, CA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]11[/td]
[td]Cody Ledbetter[/td]
[td]QB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]205[/td]
[td]New Mexico State[/td]
[td]Stephenville, TX[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]14[/td]
[td]Danny McManus[/td]
[td]QB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]215[/td]
[td]Florida State[/td]
[td]Hollywood, CA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]15[/td]
[td]Joe Hagins[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’0"[/td]
[td]215[/td]
[td]Purdue[/td]
[td]Folkstone, GA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]17[/td]
[td]Keith Cobb[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’8"[/td]
[td]175[/td]
[td]Memphis[/td]
[td]Cleveland, TN[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]18[/td]
[td]Mike Morreale[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]210[/td]
[td]McMaster[/td]
[td]Hamilton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]21[/td]
[td]Eurosius Parker[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]190[/td]
[td]Jacksonville State[/td]
[td]Greenville, AL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]22[/td]
[td]Orlando Steinauer[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’10"[/td]
[td]180[/td]
[td]Western Washington[/td]
[td][/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]24[/td]
[td]Ron Williams[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]5’10"[/td]
[td]210[/td]
[td]Clemson[/td]
[td]Marietta, GA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]25[/td]
[td]Shino Prater[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’8"[/td]
[td]175[/td]
[td]Penn State[/td]
[td]Cleveland, TN[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]28[/td]
[td]Frank West[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]185[/td]
[td]Illinois State[/td]
[td]Magnolia, AK[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]29[/td]
[td]Mace Freeman[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]5’9"[/td]
[td]180[/td]
[td]Toledo[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]30[/td]
[td]Chris Shelling[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]5’10"[/td]
[td]180[/td]
[td]Auburn[/td]
[td]Columbus, GA USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]31[/td]
[td]Jason Van Geel[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]235[/td]
[td]Waterloo[/td]
[td]Lambeth, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]32[/td]
[td]Mike MacKenzie[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]210[/td]
[td]Eastern Washington[/td]
[td]Vancouver, BC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]34[/td]
[td]Jarrett Smith[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]5’11"[/td]
[td]210[/td]
[td]Waterloo[/td]
[td]Hamilton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]38[/td]
[td]Cooper Harris[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]225[/td]
[td]Pittsburgh State[/td]
[td]Calgary, AB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]39[/td]
[td]Gerald Vaughn[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]195[/td]
[td]Mississippi[/td]
[td]Abbeville, MS[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]42[/td]
[td]Rob Hitchcock[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]6’2"[/td]
[td]200[/td]
[td]Weber State[/td]
[td]Hamilton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]45[/td]
[td]Lamar McGriggs[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]213[/td]
[td]Oklahoma St.[/td]
[td]Chicago, IL USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]47[/td]
[td]Warren Muzika[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’0"[/td]
[td]212[/td]
[td]Saskatchewan[/td]
[td]Saskatoon, SK[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]51[/td]
[td]Carl Coulter[/td]
[td]C[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]275[/td]
[td]Carleton[/td]
[td]Lindsay, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]52[/td]
[td]Keaton Cromartie[/td]
[td]DE[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]245[/td]
[td]Tulane[/td]
[td]Bradenton, FL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]53[/td]
[td]Joe Montford[/td]
[td]DE[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]225[/td]
[td]South Carolina State[/td]
[td]Columbia, SC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]55[/td]
[td]Chris Burns[/td]
[td]G[/td]
[td]6’4"[/td]
[td]292[/td]
[td]Portland State[/td]
[td]Greenwich, CT[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]61[/td]
[td]Bob Beveridge[/td]
[td]T[/td]
[td]6’6"[/td]
[td]308[/td]
[td]UBC[/td]
[td]Toronto, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]62[/td]
[td]Tim Prinsen[/td]
[td]G[/td]
[td]6’4"[/td]
[td]300[/td]
[td]North Dakota[/td]
[td]Edmonton, AB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]64[/td]
[td]Seth Dittman[/td]
[td]T[/td]
[td]6’7"[/td]
[td]309[/td]
[td]Stanford[/td]
[td]Tigaro, OR[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]68[/td]
[td]Dave Hack[/td]
[td]T[/td]
[td]6’5"[/td]
[td]300[/td]
[td]Maryland[/td]
[td]Holland, NY[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]69[/td]
[td]Frank Rocca[/td]
[td]C[/td]
[td]6’4"[/td]
[td]295[/td]
[td]Eastern Michigan[/td]
[td]Calabria, Italy[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]73[/td]
[td]Calvin Tiggle[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]235[/td]
[td]Georgia Tech[/td]
[td]Fort Washington, MD USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]77[/td]
[td]Mike Philbrick[/td]
[td]DT[/td]
[td]6’4"[/td]
[td]275[/td]
[td]Carleton[/td]
[td]Hamilton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]79[/td]
[td]Derek MacCready[/td]
[td]DL[/td]
[td]6’5"[/td]
[td]260[/td]
[td]Ohio State[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]81[/td]
[td]Tony Akins[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]5’9"[/td]
[td]181[/td]
[td]Louisiana - Monroe[/td]
[td]Starkville, MS[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]82[/td]
[td]Darren Flutie[/td]
[td]SB[/td]
[td]5’10"[/td]
[td]184[/td]
[td]Boston Col.[/td]
[td]Baltimore, MD USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]86[/td]
[td]Trevor Shaw[/td]
[td]SB[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]215[/td]
[td]Weber State[/td]
[td]Hamilton, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]87[/td]
[td]Curtis Jackson[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]5’10"[/td]
[td]190[/td]
[td]Texas[/td]
[td]Fort Worth, TX USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]88[/td]
[td]Ryan Carruthers[/td]
[td]SB[/td]
[td]6’2"[/td]
[td]212[/td]
[td]Calgary[/td]
[td]Red Deer, AB[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]89[/td]
[td]Andrew Grigg[/td]
[td]WR[/td]
[td]6’2"[/td]
[td]190[/td]
[td]Sault Ste-Marie Jr.[/td]
[td]Sault Ste. Marie, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]90[/td]
[td]Gonzalo Floyd[/td]
[td]DE[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]275[/td]
[td]Texas-El Paso[/td]
[td]Orange Park, FL[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]92[/td]
[td]Tim Terry[/td]
[td]DE[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]235[/td]
[td]Temple[/td]
[td]Hempstead, NY USA[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]94[/td]
[td]Arto Vartanian[/td]
[td]DT[/td]
[td]6’6"[/td]
[td]285[/td]
[td]Valdosta State[/td]
[td][/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]95[/td]
[td]Tim Fleiszer[/td]
[td]DE[/td]
[td]6’3"[/td]
[td]268[/td]
[td]Harvard[/td]
[td]Montreal, QC[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]98[/td]
[td]Mike Campbell[/td]
[td]T[/td]
[td]6’1"[/td]
[td]234[/td]
[td]Slippery Rock[/td]
[td]North York, ON[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]99[/td]
[td]Jeff Cummins[/td]
[td]DT[/td]
[td]6’6"[/td]
[td]270[/td]
[td]Oregon[/td]
[td]San Pedro, CA[/td]
[/tr]

Please share your favourites, forgotten legends, unsung heroes, personal anecdotes, most vivid memories, etc.

I think it’s good karma to bring these players back. And to talk about them too.

Clear favorites, 3 and 82.

42,53,and 73 were good ones too.

Recognized about 9 other names to varying degrees of familiarity.

I’m pleased to say I only needed my two hands to count up all the names I did not recognize.

I believe there are some rosters in the following decade where I would be forced to remove my socks.

I think it is pretty cool that Kyle Walters and Danny Mac are GM and Asst GM of the Bombers

Check this out

Forgot all about Mace Freeman. A well thought of prospect at the time.

Tim Terry went to NFL soon after.

Floyd taking a Khari Jones turnover for a TD after first play from scrimmage (may have been 1998

Shino Praters pick six in the very forgettable semi vs TOR.

MacCready, late season addition, making the Baron Von Rasche claw of death sign after a sack in same.

East Final…The look on Cory Grants face, whilst offense is mobbing Williams, looking back at flag wondering if its his offside wiping out a crucial late first half score…it was.

The look on Taafes face as Als last posession fails.

Long time CBC sports producer, name escapes me, hugging Lancaster.

GC…Philbrick chugging wine as champaign was scarce due to y2k parties.

Fausto Belluomini, who coordinated things between the network and the teams, the home team game day production staff, and the officials. Everybody involved, in those days, knew Fausto and vice-versa.

Excellent, thanks. One could tell there was a friendship there.

Darian Flutie not listed at attending this event!? Should have the Flutie brothers for a pre game band!

I will always remember this great team ! Lancaster SR and JR RIP .

Hometown boy Trevor Shaw too!

One of my favourite players.

Only didn’t recognize a couple of those names on the roster: Mike Mackenzie, Keith Cobb.

That was such a great win for us. I remember the rally outside City Hall after they won, walked over from work on lunch.

How about Number 22, spelled “Orlando”? I am sure the team typed up this list originally!

Since then we have learned to spell it Orlondo, haven’t we?

Can’t wait for Friday night, and I too will miss the Little General, RL!

Oskee wee wee

8)Going to the now sold out, TiCat Alumni Dinner tonight where the 99 team will also be present,

along with the special night for Rob Hitchcock , going on the Wall of Honor !! :slight_smile:

After the dinner, there will be a roast for Rob, by all his former team mates on the 99 Grey Cup
team !! Should be a real blast !! :smiley:

This, copied from a Steve Milton’s column, today, on Hitchcock indicates that Darren Flutie will be here:

“I didn’t know much about Hitch before I went to Hamilton,” said receiver Darren Flutie, who arrived with Danny McManus from Edmonton in 1998 and will return for Thursday’s festivities for the first time in 15 years.

Went to the one for Winfield many years backand got to chat with him.
Awesome individual. Very well spoken and humble. Probably my favorite All Time Tiger Cat.

Less Browne did a memorable speech that evening. He told a story that Earl always said he was buddies with Michael Jordan and nobody believed him. They were each stars of their respective North Carolina University teams.

Well Earl and a few teammates went to a Raptor Bulls game. Earl said he did not want to bother MJ, but his teammates started accusing Earl of being a fake, and just making up his MJ stories. With his team mates prodding Earl reluctantly walked down during the warm-ups and hollered Jordan’s name.
MJ dropped his ball and immediately ran over and gave Earl a big hug, spent a few minutes with him when Jordan should have been warming up with his team, invited him to visit in the locker room after the game, invited him to come and visit him in Chicago with the offer to stay at his house. Browne kept bugging Earl to take MJ up on his offer to stay at his place in Chicago and to take him with him. Less said the boys were absolutely speachless and the legend of Earl grew larger!!!

Thanks blackandgld for sharing that great story about Winfield and Jordan.

Very interesting. :slight_smile:

Have fun! :slight_smile:

Let us know how it went.

This can’t be a list of the former players who are coming back to town tomorrow night. Cody Ledbetter is dead. I’d rather not get into the reason for his death.

Most people will know about that. It’s well documented.

99 Cup team guys join Ticats after walkthru