Peter Dalla Riva

Inducted in 1993

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Amateur Team: Oakville Black Knights

Peter Dalla Riva came to Canada from his native Italy in 1953, and was destined to become one of this country’s most popular athletes.

       Dalla Riva played with the Burlington Braves and the Oakville Black Knights of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) before joining the Montreal Alouettes.

       Dalla Riva was Montreal’s leading receiver in 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, and 1977, and he holds the club record for touchdown catches. The big Tight End often came up with clutch receptions and his tremendous blocking ability made him an important member of the great Montreal teams of the 1970’s.

       Dalla Riva was Montreal’s nominee for the Outstanding Canadian award in 1975 and 1976, as well as their nominee for the Outstanding Player award in 1976.

       Peter Dalla Riva’s jersey #74 was retired by the Montreal Alouettes on October 24, 1981.


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Amateur Team: Oakville Black Knights



Playing Career
Montreal Alouettes
1968 - 1981

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern Tight End
1972, 1975, 1976

—All-Canadian Tight End
1972, 1973, 1975

—All-Star Game MVP
1973

—Grey Cup Participation
1970, 1974, 1975, 1977 - 1979

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1970, 1974, 1977


Class of 1993
—Peter Dalla Riva
—Herm Harrison
—Whitman Tucker
—Samuel Berger