Ticats set to retire Angelo Mosca’s #68

Hamilton Tiger-Cats tackle Angelo Mosca drinks from the Grey Cup after beating Saskatchewan for the league title in this Dec.3, 1972 file photoFormer football star Joe Kapp said while he was surprised at the scope of reaction to his recent altercation with Mosca, he understands why it became such a popular topic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are set to retire Angelo Mosca’s number 68 jersey on Thursday.

The legendary defensive tackle won four Grey Cups in his career and played 12 of his 15 seasons with the Ticats.

His jersey will be retired in a ceremony when the Ticats host the Alouettes on Thursday August 27. To prepare for the ceremony, the Ticats are releasing a number of updates throughout the week.

Mike Filer, who was using 68 as his jersey number, has made the switch to new digits.

Social posts from Fans & The Ticats below and will be updated throughout the week!

 

The Ticats also posted a cool By the Numbers feature with some interesting figures about Mosca. After retiring from football, Mosca moved on to become a professional wrestler. You can watch some of his clips below:

  Mosca never had the chance to play at Tim Hortons Field but was able to star in a commercial for them:

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