Rick Cassata


Athlete : Football
Year Inducted: 2004
Date of Birth: November 17th, 1946
Born in: Tonawanda, New York

Ottawa Rough Riders quarterback from 1971 to 1974. Threw two touchdown passes to lead Riders to 1973 Grey Cup victory. Began Canadian football career with Saskatchewan in 1968, ending with British Columbia in 1977. As a Syracuse Orangeman, appeared in 1966 Gator Bowl and 1967 Hula Bowl, being named game’s MVP in latter contest. Member of Greater Buffalo (N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame and Tonawanda High School Sports Hall of Fame.