February 21, 2013
Wild ride for Dan Ferrone
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

Former CFL offensive line greats Dan Ferrone (left) and Miles Gorrell pose together yesterday in Toronto. Induction ceremonies will be held later this year. (Dave Thomas, Toronto Sun)

Dan Ferrone has a unique relationship with the Argos, a connection that extends beyond the gridiron and into the board room, one of the few players who literally saw it all.

From his time with Willie Wood, his days with Bob O’Billovich, coming close to a Grey Cup title, finally winning a championship to end a period of Argos futility that stretched back to the 1950s, playing with the Rocket and enjoying football life as a glorified rock star.

He was a five-time league all-star on the Argos’ offensive line. After eight years as president of the CFL players association, he returned to the Boatmen as offensive line coach in 2002, then vice-president the following season and team president the year after that.

It was quite a ride in Double Blue, interrupted by one year (1989) in Calgary, and now that pigskin journey is complete.

Ferrone was one of six individuals announced on Thursday as the Canadian Football Hall of Fame welcomed its class of 2013.



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