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 with MTL

Active years: 1952–1960

125 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 122 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
  • 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.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T664th,
93rd percentile,
9 CFL seasons)
1 team 122
(Rank: T744th,
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
  • Montreal Alouettes (Dec. 9, 1969 – Nov. 24, 1972)

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