Don Luzzi

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Don Luzzi
Born:(1935-08-20)August 20, 1935
North Branford, Connecticut
Died:October 30, 2005(2005-10-30) (aged 70)
Calgary, Alberta
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career history
As player
19581969Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1962, 1963, 1966
CFL West All-Star1958, 19601963, 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[edit]

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 1986.

Political career[edit]

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.