Tony Gabriel

Inducted in 1985

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College Team: Syracuse University
Tony Gabriel played with the Burlington Braves before attending the University of Syracuse, where he broke most of the school’s pass receiving records.

       Gabriel was the leading receiver in the Eastern Conference of the CFL five times, and had more than 1,000 yards in receptions in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1981. His three last-minute catches helped the Tiger-Cats win the 1972 Grey Cup and he caught the game-winning touchdown in the 1976 Championship for the Ottawa Rough Riders.Tony Gabriel was named the Canadian Player of the 1976 Grey Cup game.


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College Team: Syracuse University



Playing Career
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1971 - 1974
Ottawa Rough Riders
1975 - 1981

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern Tight End
1972 - 1981

—All-Canadian Tight End
1972, 1974 - 1980

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Canadian
1974, 1976 - 1978

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1978

—Lew Hayman Trophy
1976 - 1978, 1981

—Grey Cup Participationn
1972, 1976, 1981

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1972, 1976


Class of 1985
—Tony Gabriel
—Frank Rigney
—William "Bill" Zock
—Frank Tindall