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Sam Etchverry bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Sam Etcheverry

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1952 - 1960

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Quarterback
1953 - 1957, 1960 (6)

Jeff Russell Memorial trophy
1954, 1958 (2)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1954 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1954 - 1956 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 122 games with the Montreal Alouettes.

  • 3rd on the Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Passing Yards in a game with 586 (as of 2014). This happened on October 16, 1954.

  • 2nd on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most passing touchdowns in a career with 184 (as of 2014).

    • Following his graduation from the University of Denver, Sam (The Rifle) Etcheverry was recruited by Douglas (Peahead) Walker.

      Beginning in 1952, and continuing through the 1960 season with the Montreal Alouettes, Etcheverry completed 1,944 passes for 30,435 yards. His longest completed pass happened on September 22, 1956 when he threw for 109 yards to Hal Patterson.

      Once his football playing career was over, Etcheverry was first the Assistant Coach of the Alouettes in 1965, then became the head coach from 1970 until 1972, where he won his only Grey Cup in 1970.

      Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1969 as a player.

      Class of 1969

      Arthur U. ChipmanAndrew DaviesAbe EliowitzSam EtcheverryNorman KwongArthur Stevenson

Etcheverry, Sam
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