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.
— Hamilton Tiger-Cats (@Ticats) August 24, 2015
Social posts from Fans & The Ticats below and will be updated throughout the week!
— Marshall Ferguson (@TSN_Marsh) August 25, 2015
— Rod Gallant (@hotroddyrod) August 26, 2015
Since working for the Ticats I have had the opportunity to interview Angelo Mosca on several occasions. I am honored to not only have gotten to know him as the legendary football player but at the kind hearted and hilarious man he is. It is a privilege to know him and to be a part of the event Thurs #Mosca68 #MoscaDay #ticats A photo posted by Mia Gordon (@miawgordon) on
— Matthew Scianitti (@TSNScianitti) August 25, 2015
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: