|Born:||March 12, 1949|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died:||June 25, 2016 (aged 67)|
Rigaud, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|CFL East All-Star||1974|
|Awards||1975 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player|
|Honours||1974 - Grey Cup champion|
A graduate of Rutgers University, Ferrughelli had overcome difficult childhood handicaps (speech and hearing impairments) to earn his education and football scholarship. Ferrughelli would have a brief stint in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins before a knee injury led to him being cut. He subsequently moved to the Canadian Football League. He joined Montreal in 1973 but made a huge impact the next season, rushing for 1124 yards, being named an all-star, and winning the Grey Cup. In 1975, he rushed for another 893 yards and was named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in a one-point loss to the Edmonton Eskimos. Ferrughelli was caught in an import/Canadian ratio tangle in 1976, when Montreal needed a defensive back and were able to acquire a Canadian first stringer from Edmonton in exchange for him. He was traded to Edmonton, where he finished his career. He had played 43 regular season games for the Als (and 5 for the Esks) and had 2763 total rushing yards.
- CFLAPEDIA entry: Steve Ferrughelli
- "Games" of childhood prepare Ferrughelli for Fullback role by Ted Blackman, The Montreal Gazette - November 15, 1973
- "Ferrughelli battled handicaps to star - CFL.ca".
- Montreal Alouettes All-Time Roster
- Ferrughelli battled handicaps to star
- "Stephen FERRUGHELLI Obituary (2016) - Montreal, Quebec - The Gazette".