Bernie Ruoff

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Bernie Ruoff
No. 10
Date of birth October 12, 1951
Place of birth Germany
Career information
Position(s) Punter
College Syracuse University
Career history
As player
1975–1979 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1980–1987 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1988 New England Steamrollers (AFL)
1988 British Columbia Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1980, 1984

Bernie Ruoff (born October 12, 1951 in West Germany) is a former punter and placekicker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1975–1979 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1980-1987 of the Canadian Football League.[1][2] He finished his CFL career in 1988, playing 5 games for the British Columbia Lions. Ruoff scored 1,772 points in 14 seasons in the CFL and is one of the leading scorers in league history. He also holds CFL records for the longest field goal (56 yards in 1984), most punts in one game (22 in 1984), and most punting yards in one game (1,054 in 1984).[3] He attended college at Syracuse University,[4] where he played for Hall of Fame coach Ben Schwartzwalder. He attended Cameron Heights Collegiate School.

Ruoff also played for one season in the Arena Football League as a member of the Providence, Rhode Island-based New England Steamrollers in the summer of 1988.[5]


  1. ^ "Orange in the Pros". Syracuse Athletics. 
  2. ^ "Bernie Ruoff signs new deal with the Lions". Toronto Star. 1988-08-04. 
  3. ^ "CFL Records". TSN. 
  4. ^ "Syracuse Defeats Pitt, 10-6, on Praetorius's Score and Ruoff's Field Goal; SHUTOUT AVERTED IN FINAL SECONDS Panthers Recover a Blocked Kick in End Zone -- Orange Defense Stands Out". The New York Times. 1973-10-29. 
  5. ^ "1988 New England Steamrollers". Fun While It Lasted.