Rocky Dipietro

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Rocky DiPietro
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Born: (1956-01-30) January 30, 1956 (age 65)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) SB
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
University Ottawa
Career history
As player
19781991 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1986, 1989
CFL East All-Star 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989
Awards 1982 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
1989 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Rocky DiPietro (born January 30, 1956) is a former Canadian Football League receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. During his 14-year career as a slotback and wide receiver, DiPietro became the CFL's all-time pass reception leader in 1989 and had a career total of 706 receptions for 9,762 yards and 45 touchdowns. [1] Rocky retired in 1991 after starring in four Grey Cup games, winning it in 1986. He was named to the Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour in 1994, and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997. [2] His cousin Paul DiPietro was a member of the 1993 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup championship team and is now an established star in Switzerland. Dipietro's nephew-in-law, Riley Sheahan, is an NHL player for the Edmonton Oilers.

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Rocky DiPietro Field

After a junior and senior football career in Sault Ste. Marie, Rocky DiPietro went on to a brilliant all-star CFL career. He was inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997 after playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He retired after the 1991 season with numerous awards and honours, which include: All-Eastern All-Star, All-Canadian All-Star, Most Outstanding Canadian Player Award, Lew Hayman Trophy  — Most Outstanding Canadian Player Eastern Division, Grey Cup Participation, Grey Cup Championship Team and the Tiger-cats Walk of Fame.

He is now a high school Learning Strategies/Special Education teacher and coach of the multiple championship winning football team at Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne, Ontario.

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