chris getzlaf #89



  • Member of two Grey Cup championship teams, winning in 2013 and was on Riders practice roster in 2007.
  • Grey Cup Most Outstanding Canadian: 2013
  • West Division All-Star: 2012, 2013
  • Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian: 2011, 2013
  • Played his 100th career game on August 16/14
  • Made CFL debut on June 30/07

2014: Started 15 regular season games and Western Semi-Final at receiver…missed three games due to injury…finished with 36 catches for 591 yards and one touchdown …added two catches for 40 yards in the playoffs.

2013: Started 17 regular season games, West Final and Grey Cup at receiver…missed regular season finale and West Semi-Final due to injury…finished with 63 catches for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns…added three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs…had three receptions for 78 yards in the Grey Cup…named Most Outstanding Canadian in the Grey Cup…named West Division All-Star…named Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian…named CFL Canadian Player of the Week for week 12.

2012: Played in all 18 regular season games and West Semi-Final at receiver…finished with 65 receptions for 864 yards and two touchdowns…had 2 catches for 19 yards in playoffs…named CFL West Division All-Star.

2011: Started all 18 regular season games at wide receiver…finished the season with a career high 60 catches for 1,071 yards and ten touchdowns…had a season high 170 receiving yards on seven catches in week 16…was named CFL Canadian Player of the Week when he had four catches for 123 yards and touchdown in week eight…was the Riders’ nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian.

2010: Started all 18 regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup game at wide receiver…had a season high five catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns against Calgary October 17…was named CFL Canadian Player of the Week in week 16…finished the regular season with 55 receptions for 946 yards and five touchdowns…had nine catches for 120 yards and one touchdown in the playoffs…also had three catches for 22 yards in the Grey Cup game.

2009: Dressed in all 18 regular season games in 2009…started 13 games, the West Final and the Grey cup game at slotback…had five catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns and was named CFL Canadian Player of the Week in week 5…had five catches for 53 yards and a touchdown in week 11…had five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in week 15…finished the regular season with 41 receptions for 531 yards and six touchdowns…dressed in five regular season games along with the West Semi-Final in 2008…started two games at receiver…made CFL and Rider debut in week 14…had first CFL catches for 31 yards in week 15…finished that game with three catches for 74 yards…had five receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown in week 16…finished the season with 15 catches for 244 yards and two touchdowns…

2007: Attended training camp with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2007…spent time on Tiger-Cats practice roster before being traded to Roughriders…spent two games on the Riders four-man reserve list…also spent time on Riders practice roster.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons with the University of Regina Rams…in 16 career games he had 73 receptions for 1,286 yards and 11 touchdowns…had six career 100-yard receiving games…had six carries 75 yards…also had seven kickoff returns for 143 yards and nine punt returns for 60 yards…was named a first team All-Canadian and a Canada West All-Star.

PERSONAL: Nicknamed ‘Getty’…spent the offseason in Anaheim, CA living near his brother who plays for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks…enjoys playing poker, golfing, watching movies and relaxing with family and friends.



career statistics

Year Team Rec. Yards Avg. Long TD
2007 HAM 0 0 0 0  
2008 SSK 15 247 16.5 55 2
2009 SSK 41 531 13.0 65 6
2010 SSK 55 946 17.2 85 5
2011 SSK 60 1,071 17.9 70 10
2012 SSK 65 864 13.3 40 2
2013 SSK 63 1,045 16.6 72 7
TOTALS 2 299 4,704 15.8 85 32