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Moe Racine
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No. 62     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1937-10-04) 4 October 1937 (age 82)
Place of birth: Cornwall, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Moe "The Toe" Racine (born October 4, 1937 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) is a former placekicker and offensive lineman for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1958-1974 of the Canadian Football League. He was a part of four Grey Cup winning teams with the Rough Riders.

High schoolEdit

Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, Moe Racine attended St. Lawrence High School and joined Ottawa St. Anthonys in 1958.

Rough RiderEdit

Moe Racine was an offensive tackle for the Ottawa Rough Riders throughout his 17-year career. Racine became a three time Eastern Conference All-Star at tackle in 1962, 1965, and 1966 and a CFL All-star in 1968 and 1972.

Racine was also an accurate placekicker from 1962 to 1967. In 1961, Racine only handled the kickoffs, but then added placekicking the following year.[1] Racine finished second in scoring in the Eastern Conference in 1962, 1964, and 1965, to Don Sutherin of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but won the East scoring crown in 1966 with 71 points. In 1967, Don Sutherin joined Ottawa and split his kicking duties with Racine until the following year, when Sutherin took over entirely. Racine's best field goal percentage was 57.1% (12 of 21) in 1965, his next best 52.4% (11 of 21) in 1964, which was considered good at a period when the league average was much lower than when placekicking became a specialty in the 1970s.

In Moe Racine's 17-year career, he participated in 5 Grey Cup games, winning four as a tackle: in 1960, 1968, 1969, 1973, losing one as tackle and placekicker in 1966, when he converted one of 2 Ottawa TDs.

His jersey number #62 was retired by the Rough Riders at the end of his career in 1974.

FamilyEdit

His son, Bruce Racine, is a former National Hockey League goalie.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

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