Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry

Bio

Full name: Samuel Etcheverry

Preferred name: Sam

Nickname: The Rifle

Born: May 20, 1930 in Carlsbad, NM

Died: Aug. 29, 2009

Last Season (1960) Vitals:
  • Position: QB, P
  • Jersey: #14
Amateur Programs
  • Denver
  • Carlsbad HS (Carlsbad, NM)
9 Season Career

Active years: 1952–1960
Active teams (1):

  • MTL 1952–1960

125 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 122 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
3 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T673rd,
94th percentile,
9 CFL seasons)
1 team 122
(Rank: T746th,
93rd percentile,
122 CFL games)
0 3
1952 MTL QB, P 92 12 -- 0
1953 MTL QB, P 92 14 -- 0
1954 MTL QB, K 92 14 -- 1
1955 MTL QB, K 92 12 -- 1
1956 MTL QB, P 92 14 -- 1
1957 MTL QB, P 92 14 -- 0
1958 MTL QB, P 92 14 -- 0
1959 MTL QB, P 92 14 -- 0
1960 MTL QB, P 14 14 -- 0
Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameRecord Held Span OR
Regular Season
Passing Yards – Game 3rd 586 yards MTL 1954 HAM 11 @ MTL 46 Oct. 16, 1954–Aug. 12, 1993
5th 561 yards MTL 1956 HAM 14 @ MTL 56
Playoffs
14th 427 yards MTL 1954 HAM 19 @ MTL 24 Nov. 19, 1954–Nov. 11, 1955
Grey Cup
1st 508 yards MTL 1955 MTL 19 vs EDM 34 Nov. 28, 1955–Present
9th 387 yards MTL 1954 EDM 26 vs MTL 25 Nov. 27, 1954–Nov. 28, 1955
  • 1954 Winner (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1958 Team Nominee (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1959 Team Nominee (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1960 Team Nominee (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1970 Runner Up (MTL) Coach of the Year
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry was inducted into the Player wing in 1969 (CFHoF profile).

Montreal Alouettes Numéros Retirés (Retired Numbers)

Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry's jersey #92 is retired.

Panthéon des Sports du Québec

Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry was inducted into the Player wing in 1993.

  • Montreal Alouettes (Dec. 9, 1969 – Nov. 24, 1972)

Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry's Head Coaching Record
CFL
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season42172410.429718880
Playoffs43100.7507047
Grey Cup11001.0002310