Offensive tackle Braden Schram has worn jersey number 55 for the past couple of seasons while with the University of Calgary Dinos. A mainstay on the offensive line, Schram, a 2014 Conference all-star will not wear sweater 55 for the 2015 campaign. Number 55 is being held out this season out of respect of the passing of legendary Calgary Stampeders linebacker Wayne Harris Sr., father of current University of Calgary Head Coach Wayne Harris and regarded as perhaps the greatest Calgary Stampeder player.
“This is our way of remembering, respecting the contribution and impact Mr. Harris had on football in Calgary,” states University of Calgary equipment manager Johnny Carr. Upon retiring from the Canadian Football League, Wayne Harris, Sr. was a frequent attendee not only at games for the Dinos but also practices until his health prohibited from coming. A scholarship currently exists administrated by the Dinos 5th Quarter called the Harris Family Linebacker Scholarship.
Wayne senior’s grandson James Harris assists with coaching the linebackers on the Dinos and is the son of Head Coach Wayne Harris.