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Don Luzzi

Don Luzzi
Date of birth: (1935-08-20)August 20, 1935
Place of birth: North Branford, Connecticut
Date of death: October 30, 2005(2005-10-30) (aged 70)
Place of death: Calgary, Alberta
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): OL/DL
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College: Villanova
As player:
19581969 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1962, 1963, 1966
CFL West All-Star: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966
Career stats

Don Luzzi (August 20, 1935 – October 30, 2005) was a politician and professional football player who played in the Canadian Football League.

CFL career

After playing college football at Villanova University, Don Luzzi played 12 seasons for the Calgary Stampeders from 1958 to 1969. Luzzi was an all-Western conference star, both as an offensive tackle and as a defensive tackle. In 1958, he was selected to the CFL Western All-Star Team at both offensive and defensive tackle positions. He was also an all-Canadian defensive tackle in 1962, 1963, and 1966. His team reached the Grey Cup game once, in 1968, but lost a close game to the Ottawa Rough Riders. Luzzi was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

Political career

Luzzi made a run at provincial politics. He ran for the Alberta Social Credit Party in the 1971 Alberta general election in the riding of Calgary-Buffalo. Luzzi was defeated in a hotly contested election by Ron Ghitter, losing to Ghitter by about 500 votes.


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