Khari Jones


             Khari Jones

Inducted: 2008

Quarterback: 2000-04

CFL All-Star: 2001

Division All-Star: 2001, 2002

CFL Most Outstanding Player: 2001

Terry Evanshen Trophy (Most Outstanding Player, East Division): 2001

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 2001

Cal Murphy Heart of a Legend Award: 2003

Khari Jones came along at a time when the Bombers were looking for some sort of saviour, a new face to represent the franchise. Picked up in a trade with the B.C. Lions, Jones took over the starting QB chores from Kerwin Bell during the 2000 season and helped lead the Bombers to the East Final. A year later, the Bombers were 14-4 and the club was going through a stretch of domination in which Jones and Milt Stegall, in particular, assaulted the record books.

An easy going sort who hid a fiery passion for the game, Jones threw for 139 touchdowns during his stint at the controls, including a club record 48 in 2002, a year in which he also set the Bomber record with 5,334 passing yards.