Jeff Fairholm

Jeff is the son of former CFL defensive back, Larry Fairholm who played with Montreal from 1965-72.  Jeff was a first round pick of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2nd overall) in 1988 and had an immediate impact apon joinging the Riders as he caught 45 passes in 1988 and was the runner-up for CFL Rookie of the Year.  Fairhold repeated his 45 catch total in 1989 and was a big part of the Roughrider Grey Cup win that year and was also the runnerup for the Outstanding Canadian and a Western All-Star.  Injuries limited Fairholm to 10 games and just 34 catches in 1990, but he then reeled off tree 70+ reception / 1000+ seasons from 1991 to 1993.  Fairholm became a free agent after the 1993 season and was singed by the Toronto Argos before his retirement after the 1996 season.  Fairholm was a speedy receiver and along with Ray Elgaard formed one of the best 1-2 punches at slotback in the CFL.

Games Played and Receiving
Team Year GP Rec Yds Avg Long TD
SASK 1988 18 45 833 18.5 79 10
SASK 1989 15 45 893 19.8 73 11
SASK 1990 10 34 471 13.9 107 4
SASK 1991 18 70 1239 17.7 99 13
SASK 1992 17 74 1344 18.2 76 6
SASK 1993 18 72 1391 19.3 78 9
TOR 1994 11 29 599 20.7 85 3
TOR 1995 14 43 477 11.41 35 1
TOR 1996 7 14 218 15.6 30 1
Rushing
Year Team TC Yds Avg TD Long
1988 SASK 4 32 8 0 15
1989 SASK 5 43 8.6 0 14
1990 SASK 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SASK 11 102 9.3 0 26
1992 SASK 3 10 3.3 0 8
1993 SASK 3 7 2.3 0 7
1994 TOR 2 -6 -3 0 0
1995 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
Kickoff Returns
Year Team KOR Yds Avg TD Long
1988 SASK 0 6 0 0 6
1989 SASK 0 0 0 0 0
1990 SASK 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SASK 2 24 12 0 24
1992 SASK 0 0 0 0 0
1993 SASK 0 0 0 0 0
1994 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
1995 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
Fumbles
Year Team F FL
1988 SASK 0 0
1989 SASK 0 0
1990 SASK 0 0
1991 SASK 1 1
1992 SASK 0 0
1993 SASK 1 1
1994 TOR 0 0
1995 TOR 1 1
1996 TOR 0 0
Fumble Returns
Year Team FR Yds Avg TD Long OFR FF
1988 SASK 0 0 0 0 0 1
1989 SASK 1 0 0 0 0 0
1990 SASK 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 SASK 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 SASK 0 0 0 0 0 3
1993 SASK 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 TOR 1 0 0 0 0 1
1995 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tackles
Year Team T ST Total
1988 SASK 3 0 3
1989 SASK 6 0 6
1990 SASK 1 0 1
1991 SASK 1 0 1
1992 SASK 3 0 3
1993 SASK 4 0 4
1994 TOR 2 0 2
1995 TOR 5 0 5
1996 TOR 0 0 0

Fairholm had one punt for 28 yards in 1991.