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Ralph Toohy
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Date of birth: 1926
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Ralph Toohy is a former Grey Cup champion and all-star Canadian Football League player. He played offensive and defensive end.

Toohy played football with Loyola High School, and later attended Colorado College.[1][2] He began his pro career in 1947 with the Montreal Alouettes and was part of the Larks first Grey Cup championship. He played 59 games for the Als over 5 seasons and was selected as an all-star in 1948, '49 and '50.[3] He later played another 6 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he won the Grey Cup in 1953 and 1957, and was an all-star at linebacker in 1953. Toohy was always a fan favourite, for booing, nicknamed "Toohy the Terrible."[4] He later married Theresa Lyons and settled in Hamilton, with their five children, running a trucking company.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 'Eager Beaver' Douglas won Cup with Als in 1949: Glenn Douglas still remembers what his salary was with the Alouettes in 1949: $3,000, The Montreal Gazette July 26, 2008
  2. "Let'em Boo, They Pay Their Way into the Park" - Ralph Toohy, The Montreal Gazette November 17, 1956
  3. CFLAPEDIA entry - Ralph Toohy
  4. "Let'em Boo, They Pay Their Way into the Park" - Ralph Toohy, The Montreal Gazette November 17, 1956
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