Sam Etcheverry

Inducted in 1969

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College Team: University of Denver
Following his graduation from the University of Denver, Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry was recruited by Douglas “Peahead” Walker.

       Beginning in 1952, and continuing through the 1960 season, Sam completed 1,944 passes for 30,435 yeard, and threw 183 touchdown passes. His longest completed pass of 109 yards was to Hal Patterson in a game against Hamilton September 22, 1956. During single games in 1954 and 1956, Sam passed for 586 yards and 561 yards respectively. Twice he threw six touchdown passes in one game, and he was the country’s pass completion and passing yardage leader from 1954 through 1959. Sam was Montreal’s nominee for the Outstanding Player award five times.


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College Team: University of Denver



Playing Career
Montreal Alouettes
1952 - 1960

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern Quarterback
1953 - 1957, 1960

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1954

—Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1954, 1958

—Grey Cup Participation
1955, 1956

—Grey Cup Participation (Coach)
1970

—Grey Cup Winning Teams (Coach)
1970


Class of 1969
—Abe Eliowitz
—Sam Etcheverry
—Norman "Normie" Kwong
—Arthur Stevenson
—Arthur U. Chipman
—Dr. Andrew P. Davies