Oct. 27, 2004
Danny McMaus, who played quarterback for the Seminoles from 1985-87 and forever etched his name in Seminole lore when he engineered the last minute drive to beat Nebraska in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl, became just the third player in CFL history to pass for 50,000 or more career yards. McManus, 39, in his 15th CFL season, reached the milestone with an 88-yard touchdown pass to Craig Yeast at 12:38 of the second quarter of The Hamilton Tiger Cats’ game versus the Toronto Argonauts.
The completion gave McManus 50,083 career yards.
After the play, action was stopped and McManus was honoured by CFL commissioner Tom Wright, Lancaster and Allen before being congratulated by his teammates. There was also a video tribute to the former Florida State star.
McManus came into the game needing just 87 passing yards to reach the 50,000-yard plateau.
The others are Toronto’s Damon Allen (63,874 yards coming into Thursday’s game) and Ticats’ GM Ron Lancaster (50,535 yards).