Moe Racine

Class of 2014

Moe Racine spent his entire career with the Ottawa Rough Riders, and played a total of 201 regular season games, 36 playoff games, and 5 Grey Cup games, winning four, all of which are Ottawa Rough Riders records. Nicknamed ‘The Toe’, Racine was also the Rough Riders kicker, even though he never kicked during his high school days, he was the team’s kicker halfway through the 1960 season. From 1962 until 1967 he completed 50 percent of his field goals. During the 1966 season, Racine was the Eastern scoring champion with 71 points and was runner-up in the following seasons: 1962, 1964, and 1965. During the 1967 season, Racine won the Giles O. Julien Award. This award is for the Most Outstanding French-Canadian Athlete. Racine also won this award in the following season in 1968 and in 1972. In 1968, Racine was elected into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. At the start of the 1971 season until the end of his career in 1974, Racine was Co-Captain of the team. In his last home game on October 20, 1974, against the Montreal Alouettes, the Rough Riders retired his #62 number. Upon his retirement at the end of the 1974 season, he compiled 274 career regular season kick-offs for 14,889 yards, 176 converts and 62 field goals totaling 392 points. Racine only missed 9 games during his career, and was elected into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1958 - 1974


  • Eastern All-Star Offensive Tackle
    1962, 1965, 1966
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1960, 1968, 1969, 1973