George Reed gets his Way: Riders and City of Regina name street after green and white legend

It’s been in the making for several years and finally, George Reed has a street named after him.

George Reed Way now sits between Elphinstone Street and the entrance to the Evraz Place grounds where Mosaic Stadium is located. The stadium’s address has also changed to 1734 George Reed Way.

Reed said he was honoured to hear he was getting a street named after him.

“It’s been my pleasure to be a part of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and as we continue to move forward, I continue to support the Roughriders because of the work that they do and helping throughout province and so forth.”

Riders President and CEO Craig Reynolds said Reed has a lasting legacy across the country.

“He is a living legend; I know that term gets thrown around every once and a while, but for George it fits and it’s accurate,” Reynolds said. “You go anywhere in this country and they know George Reed, and you don’t have to be Rider fan.

“If you’re a fan of football, you’ve heard of George Reed and he’s just absolutely legendary.”

Former teammate and long-time friend Steve Mazurak said he grew up idolizing George Reed and Ron Lancaster, and was fortunate enough to share the huddle with them to begin his football career.

“That played a big part, I think, in my own development and being able to cherish those very special days with George, and knowing full well that this day would come,” Mazurak said. “To be able to share a huddle with that man, and in my case to be able to share an office with George — him being my boss with the Players Association — (it was) all very special.”

Reed had a 13 year career with the green and white, winning a Grey Cup in 1966 and retired with 16,116 yards, at the time the most in CFL history. Reed is also known for his community work, establishing the George Reed Foundation and supporting Saskatchewan Special Olympics.

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