Tony Gabriel

Bio

Full name: Anthony P. Gabriel

Preferred name: Tony

Born: Dec. 11, 1948 in Burlington, ON (72 years old)

Last Season (1981) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Non-import
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 209 lbs
  • Position: TE
  • Jersey: #77
Amateur Programs
  • Syracuse
  • Burlington Braves Jr.
11 Season Career

Active years: 1971–1981
Active teams (2):

  • HAM 1971–1974
  • OTT 1975–1981

171 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 168 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
3 Grey Cup Appearances
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
11 seasons
(Rank: T320th,
97th percentile,
11 CFL seasons)
2 teams 168
(Rank: T264th,
97th percentile,
168 CFL games)
0 3
1971 HAM E 77 14 -- 0
1972 HAM E 77 14 -- 1
1973 HAM E 77 14 -- 0
1974 HAM E 77 16 -- 0
1975 OTT TE 77 16 -- 0
1976 OTT TE 77 16 -- 1
1977 OTT TE 77 16 -- 0
1978 OTT TE 77 16 -- 0
1979 OTT TE 77 16 -- 0
1980 OTT TE 77 16 -- 0
1981 OTT TE 77 14 -- 1
Tony Gabriel Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Playoffs
Receiving Yards – Game 7th 188 yards HAM 1974 HAM 19 @ OTT 21
 
Grey Cup
-- 124 yards OTT 1976 SSK 20 vs OTT 23
  • 1972 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1973 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1974 Winner (HAM) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1976 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1977 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1977 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1978 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1978 Winner (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1979 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1981 Division Finalist (OTT) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1981 Team Nominee (OTT) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1976 Winner (OTT) Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Tony Gabriel was inducted into the Player wing in 1985 (CFHoF profile).

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Tony Gabriel was inducted into the Player wing in 2014.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Tony Gabriel was inducted into the Player wing in 1985.