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Rocky DiPietro bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Rocky DiPietro

Playing Career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1978 - 1991

Awards and Honours

All-Canadian Slotback
1986, 1989 (2)

All-Eastern Slotback
1981, 1982, 1986, 1989 (4)

Lew Hayman trophy
1982, 1986, 1989 (3)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1982, 1989 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1980, 1984, 1986, 1989 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1986 (1)

Career Highlights

  • 3rd on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time Game Played list with 204 (as of 2015).

  • 3rd on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time Combined Yards list with 9,818 (as of 2015).

  • 1st on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats All-Time Receptions list 706 (as of 2015).

Rocky DiPietro, the star Slotback from the University of Ottawa, signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1978. During his 13 year career as a Slotback and Wide Receiver, DiPietro became the Canadian Football League (CFL)'s All-Time Pass Reception leader in 1989 and had a career total of 706 receptions for 9,762 yards and 45 touchdowns.

At the time of his retirement, DiPietro held the Tiger-Cats team records for most career pass receptions and reception yards. In 1982, 1984, and 1986, he surpassed 1,000 yards in pass receptions.

Rocky DiPietro retired in 1991 after starring in four Grey Cup games for Hamilton. He was named to the tiger-cat walk of fame in 1994.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1997 as a player.

Class of 1997

Junior Ah YouBruce CoulterRocky DiPietroBill SymonsAl WIlson

Football Reporters of Canada

Jim CoxBob Irving

DiPietro, Rocky
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