Ralph Toohy

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Ralph Toohy
Born: (1926-10-09)October 9, 1926
Died: July 19, 1998(1998-07-19) (aged 71)
Career information
Position(s) E
College Colorado College
Career history
As player
1947–51 Montreal Alouettes
1952–58 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1948, 49, 50, 53
Honors 1949, 53, 57 - Grey Cup Champion

Ralph Toohy (October 6, 1926 – July 19, 1998) was a Grey Cup champion and all-star Canadian Football League player. He played offensive and defensive end.

Toohy played football with Loyola High School, and later attended Colorado College.[1][2] He began his pro career in 1947 with the Montreal Alouettes and was part of the Larks first Grey Cup championship. He played 59 games for the Als over 5 seasons and was selected as an all-star in 1948, '49 and '50.[3] He later played another 6 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he won the Grey Cup in 1953 and 1957, and was an all-star at linebacker in 1953. Toohy was always a fan favourite, for booing, nicknamed "Toohy the Terrible."[4] He later married Theresa Lyons and settled in Hamilton, with their five children, running a trucking company. He died in 1998.[5]


  1. ^ 'Eager Beaver' Douglas won Cup with Als in 1949: Glenn Douglas still remembers what his salary was with the Alouettes in 1949: $3,000, The Montreal Gazette July 26, 2008 Archived August 3, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Let'em Boo, They Pay Their Way into the Park" - Ralph Toohy, The Montreal Gazette November 17, 1956
  3. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry - Ralph Toohy
  4. ^ "Let'em Boo, They Pay Their Way into the Park" - Ralph Toohy, The Montreal Gazette November 17, 1956
  5. ^ http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/t/toohy_ralph.htm
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