Sunday, August 30, 2009

Als Legend Sam Etcheverry Dies At 79

Alouettes legend Sam Etcheverry in 2003.
Photograph by: Marcos Townsend, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Sam Etcheverry, the legendary quarterback who led the Montreal Alouettes to three Grey Cup appearances in the 1950s then later coached them to CFL title, has died at the age of 79.

Etcheverry died Saturday morning following a long battle with cancer.

One of the most remarkable players in team and Canadian Football League history, Etcheverry quarterbacked the Alouettes from 1952 to 1960, setting virtually every team passing record. He totalled 30,303 yards and 186 touchdowns on 1,969 completions.

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More On The Passing Of Sam Etcheverry

Former Alouette Sam Etcheverry dies of cancer
-- CTV
Former CFL star Etcheverry dies of cancer -- CBC
CFL legend Sam Etcheverry dies at 79 -- National Post
'The Rifle' dies -- CJAD
Former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Sam Etcheverry dies at age 79 -- Canadian Press

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