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  • Position: Running back
  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • College: New Mexico State
  • CFL career: 1977 to 1983 (all with EE)

Edmonton’s engine in the backfield during the team’s iconic five-in-a-row Grey Cup run from 1978 to 1982, Jim Germany rumbled to 5,730 career rushing yards during his eight-year CFL career – all with the Green and Gold. Germany’s name dots the EE record book, including his franchise record 18 rushing touchdowns during the 1981 season.

 A product of New Mexico State, Germany authored three 1,000-yard seasons during his standout career (1977, 1979, 1980). His legendary status with the club was cemented during the 1982 season. After suffering a leg injury in pre-season, Germany returned to the lineup with the EE sitting with a record of 3-5. He would help power 10 consecutive victories as the team’s leading rusher that season (480 yards and 7 TDs), helping the EE claim a remarkable fifth consecutive Grey Cup.


Highlights

  • Part of the five-in-a-row teams, winning five consecutive Grey Cup from 1978 to 1982
  • Posted three 1,000-yard rushing seasons (1977: 1,004 yards, 1979: 1,324 yards, 1980: 1,019 yards)
  • 1979 CFL West All-Star
  • 1981 CFL West All-Star & CFL All-Star

EE Records

  • Most rushing touchdowns in a single season (18 in 1981)
  • Most rushing touchdowns in a single game (4 on August 1, 1981 vs. Hamilton)
  • 4th in all-time rushing yards (5,730)
  • One of only four players in franchise history with 5,000+ yards rushing
  • 4th longest rush in franchise history; 96 yards (TD) on July 27, 1977 at Winnipeg
  • 3rd all-time in rushing touchdowns (65)

EE Stats

  • 92 career regular season games
  • 1,082 carries
  • 5,730 rushing yards
  • 65 rushing touchdowns
  • 172 receptions
  • 1,642 receiving yards
  • 6 receiving touchdowns
  • 7,499 all-purpose yards
  • 71 touchdowns