(born January 11, 1973 in Great Falls, Montana
) is a former professional Canadian football
player with the Calgary Stampeders
and the BC Lions
. Dickenson also played quarterback collegiately
at the University of Montana
, where he led the Montana Grizzlies
to the 1995 NCAA
I-AA college football championship.
High school years
Dickenson attended Charles M. Russell High School
in Great Falls, Montana
, was an excellent student, and lettered in football, basketball, and golf. In football, he led his teams to two State Championships. Dickenson graduated from Charles M. Russell High School
in 1991 with a 4.0 grade-point average. Dickenson's #15 jersey was soon retired by the school.
Dickenson is considered by many to be the greatest quarterback ever to play for the University of Montana
. He owns numerous Big Sky Conference
records. By the time he graduated in 1995, Dickenson had the highest completion percentage, highest percentage of passes for a touchdown, and fewest interceptions per pass in NCAA
Division I-AA history. In his college career (including playoff games) he completed 1,015 of 1,477 passes (68.7%) for , with 116 touchdowns and only 26 interceptions, and was responsible for 137 total touchdowns (116 passing and 21 rushing).
In 1995, Dickenson's senior season, he threw for in fifteen games, including 1,500 in four playoff games. After leading the Grizzlies
to the I-AA national championship in 1995, Dickenson won the 1995......