Lou Kusserow

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Lou Kusserow
Born: (1927-09-06)September 6, 1927
Braddock, Pennsylvania
Died: June 30, 2001(2001-06-30) (aged 73)
Rancho Mirage, California
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career history
As player
19531953 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1953)

Louis Joseph Kusserow (September 6, 1927 – June 30, 2001) was an American and Canadian football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1953.[1] Kusserow attended and played football at Columbia University. He was drafted in the 1949 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions in Round 3, #22 overall. In 1949, he played in the All-America Football Conference for the New York Yankees. The following year, he played in the National Football League for the New York Yanks. After his football career, he worked with NBC as an executive. He was inducted into the Columbia University Hall of Fame in 2006.[2] In 2001, Kusserow died of prostate cancer.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=kusselou001
  2. ^ http://www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600&ATCLID=530122
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/12/sports/lou-kusserow-73-is-dead-led-football-upset-of-army.html
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