George Festeryga
Personal information
Date of birth: (1926-07-31)July 31, 1926
Place of birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Date of death: January 7, 2010(2010-01-07) (aged 83)
Place of death: Port Perry, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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George Festeryga (July 31, 1926 – January 7, 2010) was a Grey Cup champion Canadian Football League player.

A graduate of the Hamilton Tigers junior and senior program, the big and talented Festeryga joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1949. Playing 9 regular season games, he was an integral part of their first Grey Cup championship. He later played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and finished his career in 1952 after 2 seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos.[1]

He later became a breeder of Appaloosa horses and Murray Grey cattle. He died on January 7, 2010, survived by his wife Barbara and his many children and grandchildren.[2]

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  1. [1] CFLAPEDIA entry: George Festeryga
  2. [2] Video: George Festeryga
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