Terry Irvin signed as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders in 1977 and played 7 seasons with the Stamps from 1977 to 1983. Irvin quickly established himself as one of the top defensive backs in the West, with 7 interceptions in both 1978 and 1979 which earned him a pair of West All-Star selections. In his 7 seasons with Calgary, Irvin had 34 interceptions. Prior to the 1984 season, Irvin was involved in a rather odd trade as he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the right to sign Rider coach Gerry Hart who became the Stampeders defensive coordinator. Hart might have been a good coach, but you have to think the Riders got the best of the deal as Irvin has 11 interceptions for the Riders in 1984 and won his third West All-Star honour. Irvin had another 5 in 1985 for Saskatchewan, but was traded to the Montreal Alouettes for 1986 in exchange for a third round draft pick. Irvin seemed to save his best years in the year after a trade as he recorded a career high 12 interceptions for Montreal in 1986 to win a East All-Star selection - and you have to wonder what he had to do to get a CFL All-Star. With 62 career interceptions, as of 2009 Irvin is third on the All-Time Interception list in the CFL behind only Less Browne and Larry HIghbaugh. Irvin ran four of the interceptions back for touchdowns and also scored another on a fumble return.