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  • 1975 Team.
    Team
    Biography:

    Led by Head Coach Don Gilbert, a former CFL great, the 1975 Gee-Gees amassed a perfect 11-0 record. The crowning achievement came on November 21, 1975 when they...

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  • Power on the sidelines.
    Player, Coach
    Years: 1966-1969, 1973-1975, 1995
    Biography:

    Powell played four years for the Garnet and Grey (1966-69) and one year at Queen's (1970) as a guard and a defensive end and tackle. He coached the offensive line for...

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  • Scanlon posing with photos.
    Player
    Years: 1963-1967
    Biography:

    Alan Scanlon was a noted halfback, receiver, and special teams returner who played for the Gee-Gees from 1963-1967. Scanlon was a member of the OIFC championship team...

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  • Headshot of Bob O'Billovich.
    Coach
    Years: 1970
    Biography:

    Robert "Bob" O'Billovich, nicknamed "Obie", (born June 30, 1940) is a former Canadian Football League player, coach and administrator. He coached the 1970 Gee-Gees...

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  • Boyd YOung Headshot.
    Player
    Years: 1980 - 1984
    Biography:

    Boyd Young was one of the best defensive linemen in Gee-Gee football history, garnering three OQIFC J.P. Metras award nominations during his time. In 1984 he won the...

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  • Brad Sinopoli Headshot.
    Player
    Years: 2007-2010
    Biography:

    Brad Sinopoli will be recognized just six years after winning the 2010 Hec Crighton trophy in a record-setting season at quarterback. He built on that success,...

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  • Cam Baird levant son bras.
    Player
    Years: 1985 - 1990
    Biography:

    Cam Baird was one of the best all-around athletes ever to play and study at the University of Ottawa. He was the 1989 Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football...

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  • Chris Banton running with the ball.
    Player
    Years: 1989-1993
    Biography:

    “You can almost feel the rain,” Banton says. That’s how the old stories feel when told amongst team mates. “Even though they’ve aged, they look the same in your eyes...

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  • Chris Evraire in football uniform.
    Player
    Years: 1994 - 1998
    Biography:

    Chris Evraire was a Gee-Gee from 1994-1998 and displayed tremendous ability at the wide receiver positions and in punt returns for uOttawa. After his career in the...

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  • Headshot of Chris Gioskos.
    Player
    Years: 1985 - 1989
    Biography:

    Chris Gioskos was one of the best offensive linemen to ever suit up for the uOttawa Gee-Gees. The Hamilton, Ont. native had a decorated career with uOttawa as he was...

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  • Headshot of Dale Potter.
    Player
    Years: 1970 - 1972
    Biography:

    Dale Potter (born November 9, 1949) was a star defensive lineman for the uOttawa Gee-Gees where he was captain during the 1972 season. The Ottawa native played for...

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  • Headshot of Dan Slee.
    Player, Coach
    Years: 1967-73, 1975, 1985-90
    Biography:

    As a five-year player (1967-1971), three-year coach (1972-1973, 1975), and five-year vice-president of the Gee-Gees 13th Man alumni association (1985-1990), Dan Slee...

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  • Headshot of Denis Harbic.
    Builder
    Years: 1930s
    Biography:

    Denis Harbic was a lifetime member of the uOttawa family, starting his affiliation with the university in 1934 and eventually retiring in 1983 after nearly 50 years...

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  • Headshot of Denis Piché.
    Builder
    Years: 1994-2009
    Biography:

    Born and raised in Montreal Nord, Denis Piché was a starting receiver for the Gee-Gees from 1987 to 1990. Denis started coaching the Gee-Gees in 1994, contributing to...

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  • Headshot of Don Gilbert.
    Coach
    Years: 1971 - 1975
    Biography:

    Don Gilbert was head coach of the Gee-Gees from 1971-1975 and was largely responsible for making the team a force to be reckoned with during those years. Gilbert led...

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  • Brien Benoit Headshot.
    Player
    Years: 1953-1961
    Biography:

    Dr. Brien Benoit (born September 4, 1936) played 4 seasons with the Gee-Gees (1953-54, 1956-57, 1959, 1961-62) as a tight end and nose guard. Benoit was named the...

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  • Headshot of Dr. Gary Greenberg.
    Builder
    Years: 1980 - Present
    Biography:

    For over 35 years, Dr. Greenberg put the health and well-being of Gee-Gees athletes at the forefront. Dr. Greenberg was the varsity team physician for both the Gee-...

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  • Headshot of Dr. John Malloy.
    Player
    Years: 1952, 1954 - 1956
    Biography:

    John (Jack) Malloy completed a stellar playing career with the Gee-Gees from 1952 to 1956 by being drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders. Jack starred as two-way player...

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  • Dr. Paul Desjardins ready to play.
    Player
    Years: 1960 - 1964
    Biography:

    Paul Desjardins was born in Ottawa in September 27, 1943. He began playing football in grade 11 and showed great promise quickly attracting the attention of the home...

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  • Headshot of Dr. Robert Pelletier.
    Player
    Years: 1954 - 1956 / Late 1990s
    Biography:

    Born in Auburn, Maine, Bob sported #23 from 1954 to 1956 as a quarterback and halfback at the University of Ottawa. It was during these years that Bob played in the...

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  • Headshot of Walter Waddell.
    Years: 1962 - 1980
    Biography:

    Dr. Walter Waddell was a physician with the Gee-Gees from 1962 to 1980 and was inducted to the Gee-Gees Football Hall of Fame in 1995 at the annual touchdown dinner...

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  • Headshot of Dr. William McIntyre.
    Player
    Years: 1957 - 1960
    Biography:

    Born June 20th, 1936, Dr. William McIntyre was a member of the Gee-Gees from 1957-1960. He played as a fullback and as a linebacker during those 4 years....

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  • Logo des Gee-Gees.
    Player
  • Headshot of Eric Upton.
    Player
    Years: 1973 - 1975
    Biography:

    Following a season at the University of Colorado, Ottawa native Eric Upton decided to leave Boulder, Colorado for the University of Ottawa campus and became a...

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  • Father Corneiller kicking the football.
    Player
    Years: 1910s
    Biography:

    Born in Saint-Rémi de Napierville, Québec, on November 20th 1892, Louis-Philippe Cornellier was a great man in the football program. It is during his studies in arts...

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  • Headshot of Father Stanton.
    Coach
    Biography:

    Father Stanton coached for 3 seasons at the University of Ottawa (1911-1913). His overall record was 8-5-2. He was a professor of Latin and prefect of discipline at...

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  • Gord Weber diving to do a tackle.
    Player
    Years: 1985-1989
    Biography:

    Gord Weber talks about football as instinct. He describes the way it feels to move across the field, chase someone down, line up the centre of your facemask with...

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  • Headshot of Jeannot Rodrigue.
    Player
    Years: 1971 - 1973
    Biography:

    Rodrigue had a successful football career with the University of Ottawa in the early 70’s and is among the best players of the program’s history.  Rodrigue, who led...

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  • Deux photos de Jeff Avery (en action et en uniforme de football)
    Player
    Years: 1972 - 1975
    Biography:

    Jeff Avery (born March 28, 1953) played as a wide receiver with uOttawa for four seasons (1972-75) on the best ever edition of Gee-Gees football.

    His name...

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  • Headshot of Jeffrey Beraznik.
    Player
    Years: 1992 - 1996
    Biography:

    Jeff had a stellar career from 1992-1996 as a four year starter at wide receiver with the Gee-Gees and was the team captain for his last three seasons. 

    ...

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  • Jim Colton avec des amis.
    Player
    Years: 1972 - 1975
    Biography:

    Jim Colton was a Buffalo, NY native who played quarterback for the Gee-Gees from 1972-1975, winning the Vanier Cup in ‘75.

    Colton led the historic 1975 Gee-...

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  • Headshot of Jim Daley.
    Coach
    Years: 1985 - 1990
    Biography:

    Jim was the head football coach for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees from 1985-1990, and led his team to the Dunsmore Cup final in 1989.

    Coach Daley,...

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  • Headshot of Jim M. Courtright.
    Player
    Years: Late 1930s
    Biography:

    James ("Jim") Milton Courtright, PE was a world class athlete that played on multiple sports programs at uOttawa in the early 1930s. He moved to Ottawa as a teenager...

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  • Headshot of Jim Silye.
    Player
    Years: 1965 - 1968
    Biography:

    Jim Silye (born April 28, 1946) is Gee-Gee alumnus who exemplifies diversity in a human being as he also was a Canadian politician, businessman, and professional...

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  • Headshot of John D. Richard,
    Player
    Years: 1952, 1954 - 1955
    Biography:

    A graduate of the University of Ottawa in 1955, the Honourable John Richard recently retired as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal. Following an outstanding...

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  • Photo of John Thompson.
    Player
    Years: 1961-1965
    Biography:

    Born February 12, 1942, John Thompson played 5 years (1961-65) as a linebacker and running back. He played alongside five future CFL draftees: Jim Allen, Paul Benoit...

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  • Headshot of Ken Guarisco.
    Player
    Years: 1973 - 1977
    Biography:

    Ken’s stellar athletic career at the University of Ottawa includes being a member of Don Gilbert’s 1975 National Championship team, twice being named as a conference...

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  • Kevin on the offensive line.
    Player
    Years: 2002-2007
    Biography:

    Kevin Kelly threatens to stand at the microphone and talk for hours. His connections to the Gee-Gees span across two decades as a fan, player, assistant coach, and...

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  • Lukas Shaver un uniform with his helmet on.
    Player
    Years: 1997-2000
    Biography:

    Lukas Shaver speaks steadily with calm conviction. It’s a voice you want to listen to. It’s a voice which belongs to one of the key leaders in a historically dominant...

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  • Headshot of Matt Anthony.
    Coach
    Years: 1954 - 1969
    Biography:

    Born in St. Catherines, Ontario, Matt Anthony played Offensive End and was a member of the inaugural 1946 Montreal Alouettes team.  Anthony moved to Ottawa for 1947...

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  • Mike Fabiilli Headshot.
    Player
    Years: 1982-1985
    Biography:

    Mike Fabiilli loved visiting his older brother in Ottawa. More precisely, Mike loved making the trip down from Sudbury with his parents, and then sneaking out to...

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  • Headshot of Mike Murphy
    Player
    Years: 1974-1976
    Biography:

    Mike Murphy had an incredible playing career with the Ottawa Gee-Gees from 1974-1976, which included being a part of the 1975 Vanier Cup champion team. The Ottawa...

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  • Headshot of Miles Gorrell.
    Player
    Years: 1975 - 1977
    Biography:

    Miles Gorrell (born October 16, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta) started his football career at Henry Wise Wood Senior High School in Calgary. Playing from 1975 to 1977, he...

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  • Headshot of Neil Lumsden.
    Player
    Years: 1972 - 1975
    Biography:

    Neil Lumsden (born December 19, 1952, in London, Ontario) is a former Canadian Football League player who played mostly as a fullback and also as a running back for...

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  • Headshot of Norman Sheahan.
    Player
    Years: 1954 - 1955
    Biography:

    Norman Sheahan never left the field of play as a two-way player for the Matt Anthony teams of the mid-1950s. His level of enthusiasm and intensity made him a valuable...

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  • Paul Benoit lors de la photo d’équipe.
    Player
    Years: 1958 - 1962
    Biography:

    A member of the Benoit brothers who played with the Gee-Gees from 1957 to 1961, Paul was a five-season starter at running back and linebacker and also figured...

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  • Headshot of Paul Kilger.
    Player, Coach
    Years: 1971 - 1975
    Biography:

    In 1971, Paul Kilger, a defensive tackle with the University of East Tennesse, decided to return to his native Canada to play with the uOttawa. From 1971 to 1975, he...

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  • Paul Paddon en action.
    Player
    Years: 1967 - 1970
    Biography:

    Paul Paddon played from 1967 to 1970 for the uOttawa football team as a very talented quarterback. He was the first Gee-Gee to win the Hec Creighton Trophy in 1970...

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  • Headshot of Peter Hazzan.
    Player
    Years: 1974 - 1978
    Biography:

    Playing from 1974-1978, Peter had an incredible career with the Gee-Gees. Peter played as an Offensive Lineman and was the team captain in his last three seasons....

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  • Headshot of Peter Ribbins.
    Player
    Years: 1968 - 1970, 1972
    Biography:

    Peter Daniel Ribbins (born on August 31, 1947) played has a receiver and a defensive back. He began to play football in Kansas City and later was recruited by the...

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  • Headshot of Phil Côté.
    Player
    Years: 1996 - 2000
    Biography:

    Phil Côté led the Gee-Gees at the quarterback position from 1996-2000. He was drafted in the sixth round with the 47th selection by the Montreal Alouettes...

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  • Headshot of Pierre Benoit.
    Player
    Years: 1957 - 1961
    Biography:

    Pierre Benoit (born in 1939) played 5 years with the Gee-Gees along with his 2 brothers Paul and Brien. He studied law at the University of Ottawa and graduated in...

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  • Photo de Pierre Guindon sur le terrain.
    Player
    Years: 1967, 1971
    Biography:

    Pierre Guindon, born in Apple Hill, Ontario, attended high school in Cornwall and played football at St. Lawrence Classical College. Moving on at the University of...

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  • Headshot of Pierre Pinard.
    Player
    Years: 1964 - 1968
    Biography:

    Pierre attended Plantagenet High School, but with no football program available was forced to pursue the Quebec Intermediate League which had no age limit. Pierre...

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  • Roger Guidon Headshot.
    Builder
    Years: 1965 - 1984
    Biography:

    Rev. Dr. Roger Guindon, OMI (1965-1984) was the rector of the University of Ottawa from 1965-1984 and throughout his tenure was a staunch supporter of the Gee-Gees...

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  • Ric Myles lors de la photo d’équipe.
    Player
    Years: 1965 - 1967, 1969
    Biography:

    Following a stellar high school career at Fisher Park high school, Ric Myles distinguished himself with uOttawa as one of the most hardnosed players to ever wear the...

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  • Headshot of Rick Zmich.
    Player
    Years: 1978 - 1982
    Biography:

    Rick Zmich played as a QB for the Garnet and Grey from 1979 to 1982. In his last year, he won the Hec Crighton Trophy awarded to the country’s outstanding university...

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  • Headshot of Rocky DiPietro.
    Player
    Years: 1975 - 1977
    Biography:

    Rocky DiPietro (born January 30, 1956) is a former receiver who started his football career in Sault-Ste. Marie, before playing for the Gee-Gees and for the Hamilton...

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  • Headshot of Steven Salter.
    Player
    Years: 1993 - 1996
    Biography:

    The Lennoxville, Quebec native had an extremely successful career in CEGEP, the CIS and the CFL. He started for the Gee-Gees in each of his four years, culminating...

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  • Sylvester Quilty photo.
    Player
    Years: 1907-1912
    Biography:

    Sylvester Quilty, nicknamed ‘Silver’, was born on February 8, 1891 in Renfrew, Ontario. He was a part of the Gee-Gees football team from 1907-1912, and he helped lead...

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  • Ted Evanetz lors de la photo d’équipe.
    Player
    Years: 1967 - 1970
    Biography:

    Ted Evanetz, a “go to guy” for the Gee-Gees from 1967-1970. Although primarily used as a running back, Ted’s versatility allowed him to do it all.  Adding to his...

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  • Headshot of Tim Leach.
    Player
    Years: 1971 - 1975
    Biography:

    Tim Leach (born July 9, 1954) played as an offensive lineman from 1972 to 1976 and then coached in 1978 for the Gee-Gees. Leach had an incredible career which earned...

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  • Vince Thompson discute avec un ami.
    Player
    Years: 1962 - 1966
    Biography:

    Vince Thompson (December 2, 1943) played from 1962 to 1966 as an offensive and defensive halfback. Vince would go on to lead the league in rushing in 1964 and 1965...

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