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Bernie Faloney
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Football Player
    (June 15, 1932-June 14, 1999)
    Born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania
    Died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Drafted 11th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1954 NFL Draft
    Quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos (1954), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1957-64), Montreal Alouettes (1965-65) and the British Columbia Lions (1967)
    CFL Most Outstanding Player Award winner (1961)
    Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy winner (1965)
    His last name rhymes with a lunch meat.
    He declined the 49ers contract offer after he was not guaranteed the starting quarterback role.
    He spent his final CFL season on a terrible Lions roster.
    He died one day short of his birthday.
    He was described as being too competitive by former teammates.
    He guided the Maryland football team to the NCAA National Championship (1953).
    He accepted the offer to play in the CFL as it paid more money then the NFL was offering at the time.
    He served in the U.S. Air Force for two years,.before returning to the CFL.
    He was considered one of the first stars of the modern CFL.
    He is the first quarterback in CFL history to win a Grey Cup with teams in both the East and West divisions.

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