McPharland c. 1944 at St. Michael's
|CJFL||St. Michael's College|
|Honors||1949 - Grey Cup Champion|
McPharland played his junior football with the powerhouse St. Michael's College team. He joined his hometown Toronto Argonauts in 1948, playing a game when Joe Krol and Royal Copeland were injured. In 1949 he was an integral part of the Montreal Alouettes first Grey Cup championship, playing 3 regular season games but getting "plenty of work" in the playoffs.