Ted Gerela

Ted Gerela

Original Name Theodore Gerela
Birth
Powell River, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 21 Jul 2020 (aged 76)
Powell River, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Cranberry, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial ID 213290299 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1967 to 1973), he played at the kicker position in the Canadian Football League with the British Columbia Lions. he spent part of his childhood in Powell River, British Columbia , before moving with his family to Spokane, Washington where he attended Gonzaga Preparatory School and excelled in track and field as well as football. He played collegiate football at Washington State University, prior to being signed by the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. In 1967, he was the recipient of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy as the league's top rookie. Gerela will be remembered for setting a then-record of 30 field goals in a single season (1968). At the time, this accomplishment was the best of all professional football leagues. He totaled 112 career regular season CFL games. His younger brother Roy Gerela was a kicker in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and a contributor to three Super Bowl champion teams.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 21 Jul 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 213290299
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ted Gerela (12 Mar 1944–21 Jul 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 213290299, citing Powell River Cemetery, Cranberry, Powell River Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .