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Steve Ferrughelli
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-03-12) March 12, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Steve Ferrughelli (born March 12, 1949) is a former award winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion fullback in the Canadian Football League.[1]

A graduate of prestigious Rutgers University, Ferrughelli had overcome difficult childhood handicaps (speech and hearing impairments) to earn his education and football scholarship.[2] He joined Montreal in 1973 but made a huge impact the next season, rushing for 1124 yards, being named an all-star, and winning the Grey Cup. In 1975 he rushed for another 893 yards and was named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in a one point loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. His production fell off in 1976, and he was traded to Edmonton, where he finished his career. He had played 43 regular season games for the Als (and 5 for the Esks) and had 2763 total rushing yards.[3]

He is now in the home-renovation business in Montreal's West Island.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. CFLAPEDIA entry: Steve Ferrughelli
  2. "Games" of childhood prepare Ferrughelli for Fullback role by Ted Blackman, The Montreal Gazette - November 15, 1973
  3. Montreal Alouettes All-Time Roster
  4. Ferrughelli battled handicaps to star
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