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Rocco Romano bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Rocco Romano

Playing Career

Calgary Stampeders
1987, 1992 - 2000

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Toronto Argonauts

Ottawa Rough Riders

BC Lions
1990, 1991

Awards and Honours

All-Western Offensive Guard
1992 - 1994, 1996, 1999 (5)

All-Canadian Offensive Guard
1992 - 1996, 1999 (7)

DeMarco-Becket Memorial trophy
1994, 1996 (2)

North Division All-Star
1995 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1992, 1995, 1998, 1999 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1992, 1998 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 1975 games with the Calgary Stampeders (total 232).

Rocco Romano joined the Calgary Stampeders in 1987 as a fifth rough draft choice out of Concordia University from Quebec.

After spending the 1987 season in Calgary, Romano was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and later signed with the Toronto Argonauts. He spent the 1989 season with the Ottawa Rough Riders, moved on to the BC Lions for the 1990 and 1991 seasons before being dealt back to Calgary in 1992, where he would spend the final nine seasons of his career.

During his career in Calgary, Romano was the west division's nominee as the Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1994 and 1996.

Romano won the President's Ring in 1997, an award bestowed by Stampeder teammates to the player deemed to have exceptional motivational and leadership skills on and off the field.

Romano has been involved extensively in Calgary community causes including the recruitment of local business to purchase tickets that he distributes through Rocco's kids.

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

"When I received the phone call from the league office regarding my selection I cannot begin to describe in words the emotions that I felt that day! It was a dream come true to be going to Hamilton, my hometown to celebrate with family & friends. To be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum is a prestigious honor and to be amongst the many greats that played before me and the ones to follow I will cherish forever!"--Rocco Romano

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2007 as a player.

Class of 2007

Greg BattleDarren FlutieDave KnightRocco RomanoPierre Vercheval

Football Reporters of Canada

Stephen Brunt

Romano, Rocco
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