Huskie Speakers and Memories
Huskies Football Foundation has been privileged to host reputable and well-known guest speakers every year since our foundation began. We are pleased to present our Guest Speaker and Host of Houghton Boston Dogs’ Breakfast XVII:
Guest Speaker, Henry Burris
2016 Grey Cup Champion and Most Outstanding Player
Henry Burris finished the 2016 CFL season by leading his Ottawa Redblacks to a Grey Cup championship and opted to go out on top announcing his retirement in January. That Grey Cup win in November was the third for Burris in an 18-year career.
Known for his signature smile, Burris began his career with the Calgary Stampeders before he became a star as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Burris would throw for over 4,600 yards and 30 touchdowns in his first season as a starter; that was enough to earn him an NFL contract with the Green Bay Packers and subsequently with the Chicago Bears.
Following his time in the NFL, Burris returned to Saskatchewan and led the Riders within a game of the Grey Cup in 2004.
From there Burris would spend the next seven seasons with Calgary where he won his first two Grey Cup championships and first Most Outstanding Player Award.
The last years of his career were with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Ottawa Redblacks.
In just three seasons, with Burris leading the way, Ottawa would go from 2-16 in 2014 to East Division champions in 2015 and Grey Cup champions in 2016.
Over his career Burris threw for 63,227 yards to sit third all-time in professional football history. Burris connected on a whopping 374 touchdown passes. A dual threat his entire career Burris would add 5,385 yards with his legs throughout his time in the CFL.
CFL on TSN Analyst, and Host of Dogs’ Breakfast XVII
A familiar voice to Canadian football fans from coast to coast, Glen Suitor joined the CFL ON TSN broadcast booth in 1995 and has since become one of Canada’s most respected and knowledgeable football analysts.
Suitor works alongside play-by-play veteran Chris Cuthbert as the game analyst for TSN’s extensive CFL coverage. The duo have called six Grey Cup championships including the historic 100th GREY CUP, which was watched by more than 5.5 million Canadians, making it the most watched CFL championship in Canadian English-language television history. In 2006, they shared the Gemini Award for Best Sports Play-By-Play or Analyst for their work on TSN’s CFL broadcasts, and in 2012 Suitor won a Canadian Screen award as the top sports analyst in the country for the 100th GREY CUP.
2016 Guest Speakers
Past Guest Speakers
- 2017 – Henry Burris
- 2016 –Rod Smith, Jock Climie, Duane Forde, Chris Jones, Kerry Joseph
- 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