Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Rough Riders Great Maurice Racine Dies at Age 80

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Rough Riders Great Maurice Racine Dies at Age 80

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Rough Riders great Maurice Racine dies

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OTTAWA - CFL great Maurice Racine has died at the age of 80, the Ottawa Redblacks have announced.

Racine won four Grey Cup championships with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the 1960s and 70s. Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014, the Cornwall, Ont., native played 17 seasons for the Rough Riders as both an offensive lineman and kicker -- earning the nickname "Moe the Toe."

"Maurice was an Ottawa football hero," said John Ruddy, the Ottawa Redblacks' governor. "His love of the game and commitment to it are borne out by his longevity, his Grey Cup rings and the many friends he made in football and our community. On behalf of the Redblacks, I'd like to express our sincere condolences to the Racine family and everyone whose lives were touched by Moe. …

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