Redeeming ‘The Fumble’


A third-generation college football player is out to maintain and somewhat save the family name as the grandson of one of the most revered and chastised Argos of all time.
One of the most infamous moments in CFL history occurred in November of 1971 when the Toronto Argonauts were about to snap a 19-year Grey Cup drought as they were leading the Calgary Stampeders.  As they tried to kill the clock and close out the game deep in Calgary territory, Leon McQuay fumbled in one of the most recognized plays in league history and the Argos didn’t win another title until 1983.

McQuay passed in 1995 but his grandson is keeping the football tradition alive.  Leon McQuay lll is a starting safety at the Division 1 football program of USC.

A little-known connection to the man that former Argos head coach Leo Cahill calls ‘the greatest athlete I have ever seen’.

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