Bernie Ruoff

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Bernie Ruoff
No. 10
Born: (1951-10-12) October 12, 1951 (age 71)
West Germany
Career information
CollegeSyracuse University
Career history
As player
1975–1979Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1980–1987Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1988New England Steamrollers
1988BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1980, 1984

Bernie Ruoff (born October 12, 1951) is a former punter and placekicker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1975 to 1979 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1980 to 1987 of the Canadian Football League.[1][2] He finished his CFL career in 1988, playing 5 games for the British Columbia Lions. Ruoff scored 1,772 points in 14 seasons in the CFL and is one of the leading scorers in league history. He also holds CFL records for the most punts in one game (22 in 1984), and most punting yards in one game (1,054 in 1984).[3] He attended college at Syracuse University,[4] where he played for Hall of Fame coach Ben Schwartzwalder. He attended Cameron Heights Collegiate School.

Ruoff also played for one season in the Arena Football League as a member of the Providence, Rhode Island-based New England Steamrollers in the summer of 1988.[5]


  1. ^ "Orange in the Pros". Syracuse Athletics. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  2. ^ "Bernie Ruoff signs new deal with the Lions". Toronto Star. 1988-08-04.
  3. ^ "CFL Records". TSN.
  4. ^ "Syracuse Defeats Pitt, 10-6, on Praetorius's Score and Ruoff's Field Goal; SHUTOUT AVERTED IN FINAL SECONDS Panthers Recover a Blocked Kick in End Zone -- Orange Defense Stands Out". The New York Times. 1973-10-29.
  5. ^ "1988 New England Steamrollers". Fun While It Lasted. 17 February 2012.