|No. 30, 36|
|Born:||September 7, 1934|
|Died:||January 24, 1996 61)(aged|
|NFL Draft:||1956 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50|
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John Thomas "The Bomb" Tracy (September 7, 1934 – January 24, 1996) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Washington Redskins and in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders. Tracy started his career in Canada, with 2 seasons with the Riders, where he was selected an All-Star in his rookie year. He went to two Pro Bowls and attended the University of Tennessee.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
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The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
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The 83rd Grey Cup a.k.a. The Wind Bowl was the 1995 Canadian Football League championship game played between the Baltimore Stallions and the Calgary Stampeders at Taylor Field in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Stallions won the game by a score of 37-20. It marked the only time that an American-based team won the Grey Cup.
Whitman D. (Whit) Tucker is a former professional Canadian football flanker in the Canadian Football League who played the entirety of his career with the Ottawa Rough Riders. He was a CFL-All Star in 1967 and won two Grey Cup championships with Ottawa in 1968 and 1969.
Tracy Gravely, a native of Kimball, West Virginia, is a former all star linebacker in the Canadian Football League.
David Thelen is a former Canadian Football League running back for the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Toronto Argonauts. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
Gerald "Soupy" Campbell was a professional football player, a linebacker in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders (1966–1968) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (1968–1975).
Edward Kramer Emerson was a star football player in the Canadian Football League for twenty-two seasons for the Ottawa Rough Riders. Fondly known as the "Iron Man" of football, Emerson led his team to two Grey Cup wins, in 1925 and 1926. After retiring from the field, Emerson stayed with the Rough Riders as president of the football club from 1947-1951. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
Maurice Joseph "Moe The Toe" Racine was a placekicker and offensive lineman for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1958-1974 of the Canadian Football League. He was part of four Grey Cup winning teams with the Rough Riders and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2014.
James Edward Coode was an American football and Canadian football player. He played college football for the University of Michigan from 1970 to 1973 and professional football for the Detroit Wheels and the Ottawa Rough Riders (1974–1980). He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1979 and died in 1987.
Robert L. Simpson was a professional Canadian football player for the Ottawa Rough Riders, and was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1976. He was an IRFU all-star at four different positions throughout his career and was a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning with Ottawa in 1951 and 1960. He also represented Canada in basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Thomas George Dimitroff was a gridiron football player and coach. He is the father of current Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Thomas "Tom" Pullen is a former American football and Canadian football player. He played college football at the University of Michigan from 1965 to 1967. A native of Ottawa, Ontario, he also played professional football in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders, the Montreal Alouettes (1970-1971), and the Toronto Argonauts (1975).
Craig Butler is a former professional Canadian football defensive back and assistant coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for Saint Thomas Aquinas Flames high school football team and played CIS football for the Western Ontario Mustangs where he co-won the Dr. Claude Brown memorial trophy for top male student athlete. Butler was also named an OUA All-Star and All-Canadian in his senior season. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Arnie Morrison, was an award-winning and all-star Canadian football player, playing from 1933 to 1938 with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Charlie Brandon is a former award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion lineman in the Canadian Football League playing 7 seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Dan West is a Canadian football defensive back for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was initially signed as an undrafted free agent by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 11, 2012 and played for three seasons for the team. After being released by the Blue Bombers during their 2015 training camp, he was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 15, 2015. On June 13, 2016, the Roughriders released West, but he was signed by the Redblacks on June 21, 2016. He earned his first Grey Cup Championship ring in 2016 when the Redblacks beat the Calgary Stampeders in overtime.
Kevin Starkey is the chief operating officer for the Anaheim Arena Management in charge of the Honda Centre. Before starting his career with the Anaheim Ducks in 1993, Starkey was a former Canadian Football League quarterback for the Ottawa Rough Riders and the Montreal Concordes.
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