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Moe Racine bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Moe Racine

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1958 - 1974

Awards and Honours

Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle
1962, 1965, 1966 (3)

Grey Cup Participation
1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1960, 1968, 1969, 1973 (4)

Career Highlights

  • Played 205 games with the Ottawa Riders, missing only 9 games.

  • Scored 392 career points.

Moe Racine spent his entire career with the Ottawa Rough Riders, and played a total of 213 regular season games, 27 playoff games, and 5 Grey Cup games, winning four, all of which are Ottawa Rough Riders records.

Nicknamed 'The Toe', Racine was also the Rough Riders kicker, even though he never kicked during his high school days, he was the team's kicker halfway through the 1960 season. From 1962 until 1967 he completed 50 percent of his field goals. During the 1966 season, Racine was the Eastern scoring champion with 71 points and was runner-up in the following seasons: 1962, 1964, and 1965. After the 1962 season, Racine won the Giles O. Julien Award. This award is for the Most Outstanding French-Canadian Athlete. Racine also won this award in the following season in 1968 and in 1972. At the start of the 1971 season until the end of his career in 1974, Racine was Co-Captain of the team. In his last home game on October 20, 1974, against the Montreal Alouettes, the Rough Riders retired his #62 number.

Upon his retirement at the end of the 1974 season, he compiled 274 career regular season kick-offs for 14,889 yards.

Moe Racine is also a member of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame and Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

What does it mean to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"I played my 17 year Professional Career in Ottawa Ontario, for the Ottawa Rough Riders. During that period I had more than two hundred team mates, some for many years and others came and went. After I retired, I knew the possibility existed that I might enter the Canadian Football Hall of Fame one day, my career longevity alone might be the deciding factor.

When many years passed and the call never came, you just have to move on in life, you can't stay bitter. When people would ask me why (I wasn't in the CFHOF) I could only answer in a positive way, maybe one day! Forty years later, when that call finally came, all I could think of was my mother and her drive to keep me in school, how proud she would have been to see this day happen. Yet, the most gratifying thing about my induction, is that all of my six grandchildren were with me for that special day in Montreal, each one of them old enough to remember and be part of a great family memory."--Moe Racine

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2014 as a player.

Class of 2014

Wally BuonoBen CahoonLarry HaylorNeil LumsdenUzooma OkekeMoe Racine

Charles Roberts

Football Reporters of Canada

Mark BeamishChris CuthbertLowell Ullrich

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