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Tony Gabriel
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Football Player
    (December 11, 1948- )
    Born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    Tight end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1971-74) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (1975-81)
    CFL Most Outstanding Player Award winner (1978)
    CFL Most Outstanding Canadian (1974, 1976, 1977, 1978)
    His second middle name is Peter, like the pop singer.
    He turned down a chance to play for the New York Giants.
    He was traded to Ottawa from Hamilton after he publicly stated the players should get a pay raise.
    He tore his arterial collateral ligament when he attempted to recreate his famous 'The Catch' play for a commercial.
    He said in regards to his injury 'Quite frankly, I was somewhat embarrassed because people were all, you know, walking by, stopping, and someone had noticed me and recognized me.'
    He set new receiving records at Syracuse for his four years at the school.
    He was the second Canadian born player to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award.
    His catch in the 1976 Grey Cup game went down as being one of the greatest plays in CFL history.
    He set a professional football record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
    His number 77 was retired by the Rough Riders.
    He worked as a financial advisor following his retirement from the CFL.

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