Huskie Speakers and Memories



Jim McMahon

Two-time Super Bowl Winning Quarterback

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon is a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback who played in the NFL from 1982-1996. McMahon played with the Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. His NFL career started after being drafted in the 1982 NFL Draft by the Bears in the first round. During the Bears’ first Super Bowl season in 1985, McMahon and coach Mike Ditka led the team to a 15-1 record. During that championship year, McMahon threw 15 touchdowns and a career-high 2,392 yards through the air during the regular season. In Super Bowl XX, McMahon also scored two rushing touchdowns. In 1985, McMahon was named to the Pro Bowl. In 1991, Jim was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year after his season with the Philadelphia Eagles in which he threw 2,239 yards – the second-best such number of his career. During his college career, McMahon was a star for the BYU Cougars and had his number retired by the school in addition to being named to the College Football Hall of Fame. The two-time All-American set 70 NCAA records while leading BYU to back-to-back WAC Championships and Holiday Bowl wins. Since retirement from football, he has been an outspoken voice about safety in the NFL after feeling the effects of head injuries he suffered.

Jim is looking forward to coming to the University of Saskatchewan and speaking at the 20th Anniversary of Dogs’ Breakfast.


Past Guest Speakers


  • 2019 – A Tribute to the '89 Grey Cup Champions - Bobby Jurasin, Dave Ridgeway, Ray Elgaard, Glen Suitor
  • 2018 - Tony Mandarich
  • 2017 – Henry Burris
  • 2016 –Rod Smith, Jock Climie, Duane Forde, Chris Jones, Kerry Joseph
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  • 2015 - Ronnie Lott
  • 2014 - Darian Durant & Geroy Simon
  • 2013 - Rueben Mayes
  • 2012 - Jeff Garcia
  • 2011 - Damon Allen
  • 2010 - Warren Moon
  • 2009 - Russ Jackson
  • 2008 - Matt Dunigan
  • 2007 - Ron Lancaster
  • 2006 - George Reed
  • 2005 - Steve Mazurak
  • 2004 - Glen Suitor
  • 2003 - Bobby Jurasin
  • 2002 - D.D. Lewis
  • 2001 - Brian Towriss
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    Ambassador Award Recipients
  • Gene Makowsky - 2009
  • Peggy & Bob McKercher - 2010
  • Orest & Pauline Sadownick - 2011
  • Earl & Brian Eidem - 2012
  • Todd Peterson - 2013
  • David & Heather Dubé - 2014
  • Dr. George Ivany - 2015
  • Ron & Jane Graham - 2016
  • Andrea Eccleston - 2017
  • Gary Larnerv2018
  • Barry Radcliffe - 2019

Memorable Moments