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Sylvester Quilty bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Sylvester (Silver) P. Quilty

Playing Career

Ottawa College
1907 - 1912

Ottawa Rough Riders

McGill University

At Ottawa College, (now the University of Ottawa), Sylvester (Silver) P. Quilty was an Outside Wing helping Ottawa College to a Yates Cup (the Yates Cup is the Ontario university football championship) victory in 1907. In 1908, Quilty was the first man to play the "flying wing" position and was the prime ball carrier and also the team's kicker in 1908 and 1909.

After one year with the Ottawa Rough Riders, Quilty attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. In the 1914 championship game against University of Toronto, Quilty scored two touchdowns, the second one after carrying the ball on seven consecutive downs.

Following his playing career, Quilty officiated and coached football. In fact Quilty, was the referee during the 1922 Grey Cup which was played between the Edmonton Eskimos and Queen's University.

Sylvester (Silver) P. Quilty is also a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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

Quilty, Sylvester (Silver)
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