Traded to Toronto from Edmonton on December 12, 2011 in exchange for import QB Steven Jyles, non-import K Grant Shaw and the club’s first pick in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft.
2012 : Started and dressed in fourteen (14) regular season games for Toronto…Set a club record for completion percentage in a season…Week 2, Started in home opener and recorded 7th career 400+ yard game….Completed 30 of 40 passing attempts for a total of 407 yards and two (2) TDs in a win against Calgary…Week 3, Started at QB and completed 23 of 38 passing attempts for 232 yards and one (1) INT…Moved to 7th on the all-time passing list, passing former Argonaut Doug Flutie in a loss at Hamilton...Week 8, started at QB and completed 21 of 33 passing attempts for 316 yards and one TD...Rushed once for ten (10) yards in a week at Calgary...Week 10, Started at QB and completed 32 of 45 passes for 375 yards and a touchdown…Rushed once for four (4) yards in a win at Hamilton... Week 13, Started at QB and completed three (3) passes for 30 yards before injuring his left knee early in the first quarter in a loss to Montreal...Week 14 to 16 on team’s IR...Week 17, Started at quarterback and completed 20 passes for 383 yards and four (4) TDs in a loss to Winnipeg. 2012 Playoffs Started at QB and completed 23 of 30 passing attempts for a total of 239 and two (2) touchdowns…Rushed three (3) times for 16 yards and a touchdown in a win against Edmonton in Eastern Semi-Final…Started at QB and completed 28 of 37 passing attempts for 399 yards and one (1) touchdown..Rushed one (1) time for three (3) yards in a win against Montreal in Eastern Final…2012 Grey Cup Started and completed 18 out of 30 passing attempts for 231 yards, two (2) touchdowns and one (1) INT in a win versus Calgary. His numbers tie him for 2nd post passing touchdowns by an Argonauts player in a Grey Cup game as well as 4th for most passes attempted and completed by an Argonauts quarterback in a Grey Cup game.
2011: Signed an extension with Edmonton on January 22, 2011…Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for the sixth time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Threw for more than 4,000 yards in a season for sixth time in his career…Surpassed the 40,000 career passing yards in the 2nd to last game of the season…Started 18 games and registered 343 completions in 526 attempts (65.2%) for 4,594 yards and 24 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions…Rushed 41 times for 258 yards (longest 27) and a touchdown…CFL Offensive CFL Player of the Month for July and earned Offensive Player of the Week in Week 17 when he completed 17 of 29 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns, against the Argos, and added a touchdown on the ground on a nine-yard run…2011 Playoffs: Started West Semi-Final and completed 19 of 27 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown with 3 carries for 31 yards in win at home over Calgary…Started West Final and completed 21 of 40 for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 carries for 36 yards in loss vs. BC.
2010: Played in 17 games, with 16 starts, and completed 288 of 448 passes (64.3%) for 3,565 yards and 11 touchdowns compared to 16 interceptions…Ran the ball 36 times for 302 yards and three touchdowns…In game 15 he had a career rushing game, carrying the ball 12 times for 135 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 45-yard run…Left the game on Aug. 15 in Calgary in the first half with a bruised sternum…Dressed but did not play on October 23 due to injury and was on the 1-Game injured list for the October 30 game.
2009: Started 18 games at quarterback for Edmonton…Led all CFL quarterbacks in passing yards for the third time in his career…(20/09/06) Completed all 16 of his first half passes and went a perfect 20 of 20 to start the game and finish behind Jason Maas (22 in 2004) for second-most consecutive completions in a CFL game…Completed 401 of 596 passes for 4,916 yards with 12 INTs and 22 TDs, and carried 47 times for 206 yards with 6 TDs…2009 Playoffs Started West Semi-Final loss at Calgary…Completed 18 of 30 passes for 162 yards with 0 TDs and 0 INTS, and carried 4 times for 17 yards scoring 1 TD.
2008: Started 18 games at quarterback for Edmonton…Led all CFL quarterbacks and set a new single-season club record for passing yards…Named CFL Offensive Player of the Week four times… Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for fifth time as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Set new club record for touchdown passes…(31/10/08) Established CFL single-game record by completing 92% of his passes (23 of 25) in final regular season game vs Montreal…Completed 422 of 605 passes for 5,663 yards, 17 INTs and 26 TDs, and carried 75 times for 258 yards with 5 TDs…2008 Playoffs Started both the East-Semi-Final win at Winnipeg and East Final loss at Montreal…Completed 53 of 86 passes for 642 yards with 1 TD and carried 4 times for 25 yards.
2007: Started 13 games missing five games due to shoulder injury suffered on September 28 vs. Toronto… Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for fourth time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Set a new club record for career passing yards…Weeks 1 & 12, Tied for personal single-game career-high with 5 TD passes in a game vs. Winnipeg and Montreal respectively…Completed 311 of 445 passes for 3,652 yards, 10 INTs and 22 TDs, and carried 41 times for 232 yards, with 0 TDs.
2006: Named CFL All-Star at quarterback…Named West Division All-Star at quarterback…Led the CFL in passing yards and set career-high rushing totals… Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for third time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Completed 33 passes in the 1st game of the season which was the most by any CFL QB in 2006…Started 18 games at quarterback…Completed 406 of 618 passes for 5,000 yards, 21 TDs to 18 INTs, and carried 92 times for 469 yards with 9 TDs…(09/30/06) Became Eskimos’ all-time career completions leader.
2005: Re-signed with Edmonton as a free agent on May 16… Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for second time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Set a new CFL record for completions in a season (479) passing Doug Flutie…Became one of three Eskimos players ever (Warren Moon & Jason Maas) to pass for at least 5,000 yards in a season…Reclaimed starting quarterback position and completed 479 of 715 passes for 5,510 yards with 25 TDs and 24 INTS…Week 6, Completed a career-best 5 TD passes in a game vs. Hamilton…Carried 83 times for 353 yards and 9 TDs...(20/08/05) Completed personal career-high 40 passes in a game vs. Toronto…2005 Playoffs Started both the West Semi-Final win at Calgary and West Final win at B.C. …Completed a total of 29 of 49 passes for 306 yards, 1 INT and carried 10 times and scored 2 TDs…2005 Grey Cup Started in overtime win vs. Montreal at B.C. Place stadium…Named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player...Completed 35 of 45 passes for 359 yards, 2 TDs, and carried 4 times for 18 yards and 1 TD…Set a new Grey Cup single-game completions record by completing 35 of 45 attempts (77.8%).
2004: Exercised his option year to sign with the NFL’s New York Jets…Dressed in five regular season games plus the AFC Wildcard Playoff and AFC Divisional Playoff, but did not see game action.
2003: Started all 18 games for Edmonton in his first full season… Named Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player for first time in his career as voted by the Edmonton chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada…Claimed first Grey Cup championship…Completed 348 of 515 passes for 4,640 yards with 35 TDs and 13 INTs…Carried 62 times for 353 yards and 2 TDs...2003 Playoffs Started West Final win vs. Saskatchewan…Completed 23 of 32 passes for 358 yards, 1 TD, and carried 7 times for 49 yards and 1 TD…2003 Grey Cup Completed 22 of 32 passes for 301 yards, LG 43, and 2 TDs…Carried 7 times for 13 yards and 1 TD in win vs. Montreal at Taylor Field.
2002: Signed with the Fresno Fury (AFL2) and played seven games where he was coached by former CFL quarterback and former CFL assistant coach Rick Worman…Signed with the Eskimos as a free agent made team as third string QB at the start of training camp…Saw his first CFL action in Week 4 at Saskatchewan when starter Jason Maas was knocked from the game late in the fourth quarter…Made firt career CFL start the following week against B.C. and threw 4 TDs…Started 14 regular season games, the club finished first in the division, and led the Esks to a Grey Cup final appearance…2002 Playoffs Started West Final win vs. Winnipeg…Completed 19 of 34 passes for 269 yards, LG 49, 1 TD,1 INT and carried 5 times for 24 yard…2002 Grey Cup Started Grey Cup championship against Montreal at Commonwealth Stadium and completed 24 of 46 passes for 324 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT, carried 7 times for 25 yards in loss.
2001: Signed as a free agent with San Francisco 49ers (NFL) and attended training camp…Dressed in three pre-season games and released as a final cut.
Played two seasons at Sacramento State (1999-00) after playing two seasons at Shasta Community College (1997-98)…1999-00 (Sacramento State) Still listed in five Sacramento State career passing record categories: 1st in completion percentage (.619), 3rd in completions (347), 3rd in touchdowns (33), 3rd in yards and 4th in attempts (561)…1997-98 (Shasta Community College)…Located in Redding, CA…Named First-Team All-American and California State Offensive Player of the Year in 1998…Shattered numerous Shasta College records including career completion percentage, consecutive passes without an interception (199 over parts of 1997 and ‘98), consecutive games with at least one TD pass (15) and career pass completions.
Ricky attended Shasta High School where he played football, baseball and basketball. He and his wife Allyson have one daughter, Chloe Samantha, who was born in March 2011. The family spends their off-season in California.