Rocky DiPietro
No. 23
Rocky Dipietro - 1989.jpg
Born: (1956-01-30) January 30, 1956 (age 67)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
As player
19781991Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1986, 1989
CFL East All-Star1981, 1982, 1986, 1989
Awards1982 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
1989 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Rocky DiPietro (born January 30, 1956) is a former Canadian Football League receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. During his 14-year career as a slotback and wide receiver, DiPietro became the CFL's all-time pass reception leader in 1989 and had a career total of 706 receptions for 9,762 yards and 45 touchdowns.[1] Rocky retired in 1991 after starring in four Grey Cup games, winning it in 1986. He was named to the Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour in 1994, and inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997.[2] His cousin Paul DiPietro was a member of the 1993 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup championship team and is now an established star in Switzerland. Dipietro's nephew-in-law, Riley Sheahan, is an NHL player for the Edmonton Oilers.

Rocky DiPietro Field
Rocky DiPietro Field

After a junior and senior football career in Sault Ste. Marie, Rocky DiPietro went on to a brilliant all-star CFL career. He was inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997 after playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He retired after the 1991 season with numerous awards and honours, which include: All-Eastern All-Star, All-Canadian All-Star, Most Outstanding Canadian Player Award, Lew Hayman Trophy — Most Outstanding Canadian Player Eastern Division, Grey Cup Participation, Grey Cup Championship Team and the Tiger-cats Walk of Fame.

He is now a high school Learning Strategies/Special Education teacher and coach of the multiple championship winning football team at Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne, Ontario.

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17.
  2. ^ Rocky Dipietro at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame