Stampeders Wall of Fame inductees 2012

IAN BUSBY,QMI Agency

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Kelvin Anderson

No. 32, running back (1996-2002)

As durable a player the CFL has ever seen, Anderson piled up seven 1,000-yard seasons and left in 2003 as part of a house-cleaning by Jim Barker. He sits second on the Stampeders' list of all-time leading rushers (8,292 yards), behind Joffrey Reynolds. He won CFL rookie of the year in 1996, was a CFL all-star three times and divisional all-star five times.

Jeff Garcia

No. 7, quarterback (1994-98)

In just three-plus seasons as the Stampeders' starting QB, Garcia still managed to rank among the franchise leaders in many categories. His first home start was on Labour Day 1995 and he exploded for 542 yards and six TD passes. His final game in Red and White was the 1998 Grey Cup victory in Winnipeg, when he engineered the game-winning field-goal drive.

Rudy Linterman

No. 17, receiver (1968-77)

In the 1971 Grey Cup win in poor weather conditions, the prolific receiver caught 68 of the 111 yards by the team. The local product was second in receptions and third in yardage when he retired after the 1977 season. In 1974, Linterman was the West Division nominee for top Canadian, thanks to a 951-yard season.

Gerry Shaw

No. 72, receiver/defensive back (1965-74)

Like Linterman, Shaw was a steady receiver for a decade, helping the team win the 1971 Grey Cup. Shaw was a two-way player for the first part of his career, seeing action as a halfback from 1965-71, but when he retired, he was second with 313 receptions and third with 4,732 yards.

Normie Kwong

Builder

As a player, the running back helped the Stamps to an undefeated season in 1948 before heading north to play for the Edmonton Eskimos for a Hall of Fame career. He returned to the front office in the 1980s, becoming president and GM in 1988. His best move was hiring Wally Buono as head coach in 1990, and he turned over the GM role in 1991.

Sig Gutsche

Owner (1996-2001)

When Gutsche took over the franchise, it was in financial difficulty and through dedication and personal sacrifice he put it back on solid footing, selling it to Michael Feterik. The team was always successful during his stint as owner, and he was rewarded with two Grey Cup victories (1998 and 2001).

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