|Born:||March 10, 1912|
|Died:||May 5, 1974 62) (aged|
|1931–41, 46–48||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1938, 40, 46|
Bill Ceretti (March 10, 1912 – May 5, 1974), was an offensive and defensive lineman who played thirteen seasons for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers franchise. He was a three-time Grey Cup champion, having won in 1935, 1939, and 1941. In 1975, sportswriter Vince Leah called Ceretti "one of the finest Canadian-born linemen in the history of the game." In 2001, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
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