Moe Racine

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Moe Racine
Date of birth: (1937-10-13) 13 October 1937 (age 76)
Place of birth: Cornwall, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): OT/K
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Organizations
As player:
19581974 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1962, 1965, 1966, 1972
Awards: Eastern Conference Scoring Champion 1966
Retired #s: Ottawa Rough Riders #62
Records: Ottawa Rough Rider record, most games played (213)
Career stats

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 a part of four Grey Cup winning teams with the Rough Riders. Was inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame - 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. In 1961, Racine only handled the kickoffs, but then added placekicking the following year.[1] 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 Fames and in November of 2013 Moe Racine was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Family[edit]

His son, Bruce Racine, is a former National Hockey League goalie.[2][3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/r/racine_moe.htm
  2. ^ "Bruce Racine Biography". Racine Goalie Academy. 
  3. ^ Wallace, William N. (1988-02-10). "Goalie Gets Vengeance In Beanpot Tournament". The New York Times.