Johnny Ferraro

Class of 1966

John Ferraro was a terrific all-around athlete when Hamilton secured him after his Cornell University days. in football, he excelled as a punter, place kicker, quarterback, and fullback.

Ferraro was selected to the all-star team every year he played, and was presented with the Imperial Oil Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the ORFU. Lew Hayman included Ferraro on his All-Canadian Team of the past ten years in 1942.

Ferraro was an inspirational coach who brought out the best in team and individual play.

Playing Career

Hamilton Tigers, Player/Coach
1934 - 1935
Montreal Indians, Player/Coach
1936 - 1937
Montreal Nationals
1938 - 1939


  • Canadian Press All-Star
  • Imperial Oil Trophy
  • Grey Cup Participation