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Ottawa Rough Riders

1959 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-6
Finished 2nd in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union

Postseason: 2-1

Coach: Frank Clair (8-6)

1959 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics
1959 Ottawa Rough Riders Game-by-Game Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1959 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-1. Frank Clair coached the team.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Gilles Archambault T,G/T March 9, 1934 74 245 Ottawa
Marv Bevan T,G 72 245 Hamilton Tigers Jr.
Bruno Bitkowski C/E,C/LB,C/G 74 220 Assumption College (Windsor)
John Bove G,G/T,T April 14, 1924 73 240 West Virginia
George Brancato HB-DB May 27, 1931 69 177 LSU
Lou Bruce E 72 205 Queen's
Don Clark HB December 27, 1936 71 190 Ohio State
Merv Collins G,G/K 73 220 Ottawa Collegiate
Hardiman Cureton C/G,G/T,G,H December 8, 1933 71 240 UCLA
Milt Graham T-DT July 28, 1934 78 235 Colgate
Larry Hayes C-LB July 21, 1935 75 220 Vanderbilt
Gerry Hughes E 72 190
Dick Hunter HB 68 170 North Carolina State
Russ Jackson QB July 28, 1936 73 195 McMaster
Jon Jelacic DE December 19, 1936 75 250 Minnesota
Tom Jones RB June 22, 1931 72 200 Kentucky St.
Peter Joyce HB 73 220 Toronto
Joe Kelly HB July 1, 1937 71 203 New Mexico State
Harry Lunn HB 72 185 Hamilton Int.
Gerry Nesbitt HB/P,FB/P June 8, 1932 70 200 Arkansas
Babe Parilli QB May 7, 1930 73 196 Kentucky
Bob Pepe E 74 225 North Carolina State
Joe Poirier HB,DB 73 190 N.D.G. Maple Leafs Jr.
Moe Racine T,T/K October 14, 1937 76 235 Cornwall
Al Romine DB-HB March 10, 1932 74 191 Florida
Gary Schreider HB/K,LB,DB/K 70 185 Queen's
Sam Scoccia G,G/T 71 240 Hamilton Int.
Bob Simpson E April 20, 1930 72 205 Windsor Rockets
Ted Smale E 74 210 Toronto
Bill Sowalski E,E/HB 71 200 Hamilton-Bradford Barons
Ron Stewart HB September 25, 1934 68 180 Queen's
Joe Stracina C/LB,FB,G/T July 18, 1930 73 230 Lakeshore Alouettes Int.
Dave Thelen FB 72 200 Miami (Ohio)
Frank Tripucka QB December 8, 1927 74 192 Notre Dame
Kaye Vaughan G/T,G June 30, 1931 74 220 Tulsa
Davey West HB,HB/FW 69 175 Tulsa
Mack Yoho DE-K June 14, 1936 74 230 Miami (OH)


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