Canadian Football Legends
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John Ferraro bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Johnny Ferraro

Playing Career

Hamilton Tigers
1934, 1935

Montreal Indians
1936, 1937

Montreal Nationals
1938, 1939

Awards and Honours

Canadian Press All-Star team
1937 (1)

Imperial Oil trophy for the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) Most Valuable Player
1938 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1935 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Johnny Ferraro was a terrific all-around athlete when the Hamilton Tigers secured him after his Cornell University days. In football, he excelled as a punter, place kicker, quarterback, and fullback. During his playing career, he was also a coach for the Hamilton Tigers and the Montreal Indians.

Ferraro was selected to the all-star team every year he played, and was the Most Valuable Player in the ORFU. Lew hayman included ferraro on his all-canadian team of the past ten years in 1942.

Ferraro was an inspirational coach who brought out the best in team and individual play.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1966 as a player.

Class of 1966

Johnny FerraroG. Sydney HalterGreg KabatDave McCannSylvester P. QuiltyHugh Stirling

Ferraro, John
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