Kerry Joseph and Neal Hughes take rightful place in Roughriders Plaza of Honour

Kerry Joseph.

Kerry Joseph and Neal Hughes became the newest members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour Thursday night.

Both members of the 2007 Grey Cup team, Hughes was a Rider from 2004 to 2014 while Joseph was with the green and white for the 2006, 2007 and 2014 seasons.

Joseph said on Thursday his ultimate goal was always to gave back to the community and the game of football.

“That’s what it’s about, you try to lead and it’s not so much about what you say it’s about what you do,” Joseph said. “You try to leave that legacy of how can you impact a lot of people around you whether it’s your teammates or people in your community, and that’s how you give back from the game of football, I was always taught to give all you have to the game and the game will give back to you and it’s about impacting people,” Joseph said.

The now 45-year-old also remembers fondly when he found out he was coming to Rider Nation.

“I knew they had some talent in that football room and of course in 06′ we made it to the western final so it was great to come here because I knew it was a great place to play football, so I was looking forward to embracing that opportunity,” Joseph said. “I also had an opportunity to work with some great coaches in 2006 and of course 2007, so it worked out in my favour,” said Joseph.

Neal Hughes.

Neal Hughes had similar feelings to Joseph and said it’s something that will take awhile to sink in.

“I’m still kind of blown away and I’m on cloud nine,”Hughes said before the ceremony on Thursday. “It’s quite the honour to be going in with a teammate of mine, Kerry Joseph is one of the Rider all time great quarterbacks, so it’s pretty cool to go with him,” Hughes said.


The current installment of the Roughriders will look for a fifth straight win on Saturday when they host Ottawa at 5:00 p.m.

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