Moe Racine

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Moe Racine
No. 62
Date of birth (1937-10-13) 13 October 1937 (age 77)
Place of birth Cornwall, Ontario
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) OT/K
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career history
As player
19581974 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star 1962, 1965, 1966
Awards Eastern Conference Scoring Champion 1966
Retired #s Ottawa Rough Riders #62
Records Ottawa Rough Rider record, most games played (213)
Career stats

Maurice "Moe The Toe" Racine (born October 13, 1937 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) is a former 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.

High school[edit]

Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, Moe Racine attended St. Lawrence High School and joined Ottawa St. Anthony's in 1958.

Professional career[edit]

Moe Racine was an offensive tackle for the Ottawa Rough Riders throughout his 17-year career. Racine became a three-time Eastern Conference All-Star at tackle in 1962, 1965, and 1966.

Racine was also an accurate placekicker from 1962 to 1967.[1] In 1961, Racine only handled the kickoffs, but then added placekicking the following year.[2] Racine finished second in scoring in the Eastern Conference in 1962, 1964, and 1965, finally winning the East scoring crown in 1966 with 71 points. Racine's best field goal percentage was 57.1% (12 of 21) in 1965, his next best 52.4% (11 of 21) in 1964, which was considered good at a period when the league average was much lower than when placekicking became a specialty in the 1970s. Racine finished kicking during the 1967 season, ending his career with 392 career points.

In Moe Racine's 17-year career, he participated in 5 Grey Cup games, winning four as a tackle: in 1960, 1968, 1969, 1973, losing one as tackle and placekicker in 1966, when he converted one of two Ottawa TDs.

His jersey number #62 was retired by the Rough Riders at the end of his career in 1974. Racine is a member of the Cornwall and Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and in 2014 Moe Racine was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

There is also a book memoir Moe The Toe - Never My Dream released in late 2014 which chronicles Racine's life and football career. The book was written by his son Thom.

Family[edit]

His son, Bruce Racine, is a former National Hockey League goalie.[3][4] Bruce was a two time all-American at Northeastern University and two time Beanpot MVP and was a member of the 1990 Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins - making a rare father and son combination of Grey Cup winner and Stanley Cup winner. Another son Thom Racine became a police officer with the Cornwall Police Service.

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