Angelo Mosca dead, Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend at 84 – Cause of death

Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend Angelo Mosca dead at 84: Helen Mosca announced the death “It is with great sadness that the family of Angelo Mosca announce his passing on November 6, 2021, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.”

Hamilton Tigercats legend Angelo Mosca has passed away at the age of 84. Helen Mosca announced the death of her husband on Facebook on Saturday. “After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Angelo Mosca’s family announced with great sadness that he had passed away on November 6, 2021.”

“Angelo is a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend of many people. Angelo was 84 years old. We ask you to respect the privacy of your family at this time. After making arrangements, we will share more details .” Mosca participated in a record nine Gray Cup games and tied with longtime Ticats teammate John Barrow for the most games in Canadian Football League history.

“Angelo is a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend of many people. Angelo was 84 years old. We ask you to respect the privacy of your family at this time. After making arrangements, we will share more details .” Mosca participated in a record nine Gray Cup games and tied with longtime Ticats teammate John Barrow for the most games in Canadian Football League history.

He has won 5 Gray Cup titles, 4 times with Hamilton and 1 time with Ottawa Rough Riders. The two-time CFL All-Star attended the University of Notre Dame and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 350th overall pick in the 30th round of the 1959 National Football League Draft. But Mosca, like many others of his generation, decided to play in the CFL because the players were paid more.

The native from Waltham, Massachusetts played for Ticats in the 1958 and 1959 seasons, where the team participated in the Gray Cup but lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers every time. Mosca was traded to the Ottawa rough rider in the summer of 1960, in exchange for guard/linebacker Hardiman Cureton, and helped Ottawa win their first championship in nine years.

Mosca spent two seasons in the country’s capital before joining Montreal Alouettes in 1962, and he played only five games before returning to Hamilton. In the next ten years, Mosca was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star four times (1963, 65, 66, 70) and won five Gray Cup titles for Hamilton.

Mosca’s last CFL game was the Gray Cup final at the old Ivor Wynne Stadium in 1972. He led the Tigercats to a 13-10 victory over the Saskatchewan Riders. The Tigercats’ defensive wingers were inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and 2012, respectively.

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