1975 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Football Team

Biography

Athlete : Football
Year Inducted: 2015

This outstanding group became the first undefeated University of Ottawa football team, going 11-0, to win the Churchill Bowl, the Yates Cup and the  national championship Vanier Cup. The team set an OUAA record for most touchdowns in a season (43 in seven games), a record which lasted for 28 years.

Twenty-one of the 46 players on that championship roster went on to be drafted by CFL teams, a Canadian university record, and 12 of the drafted players played in the CFL for a combined 96 years.

These Gee-Gee players also have 12 Grey Cup rings, 23 Grey Cup appearances, 20 CFL and division all-star selections, two CFL Outstanding Lineman Eastern Division awards, two CFL Outstanding Rookie Eastern Division awards and one Grey Cup Outstanding Canadian award.

Head coach Don Gilbert won the Frank Tindall Award as CIAU Coach of the Year in 1975 and three players, Rocky Di Pietro, Miles Gorrell and Neil Lumsden, have been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.