Sam Darragh

Sam Darragh was born in Toronto and went to high school in Toronto at Runnymede Collegiate Institute (RCI).  Darragh went to McMaster University (1951-54) in Hamilton where he played both Basketfall and Football.  Darragh was co-captain of the football team in his senior year.  After graduating, Darragh played one year in the CFL with Montreal in 1955.  Darragh played both offensive and defensive halfback, recording three interceptions in his only season.  It was a short football career, but not because of lack of talent.  Rather, Darragh had other ambitions in life. Initially trained as Geolgist, Darragh worked in Flin Flon Manitoba with the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co, but returned to school to study to be a lawyer.  Darrah attended the prestigious Osgoode Law School and graduated in 1960.  Darragh didn't forget sports, however, as he played both Basketball and Hockey while attending law school.  After graduating from law school, Darragh went into private practice and was later appointed a provincial court judge in 1982.  Darragh was inducted into the McMaster Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.  Sam Darragh passed away on March 8, 1997.

McMaster HOF induction of Sam Darragh

McMaster Bio on Sam Darragh

Runnymede Alumni - Sam Darragh

Games Played and Rushing
Year Team GP TC Yds Avg TD Long
1955 MON 12 4 8 2 0 5

The games played stats are unofficial and taken from the 2005 Montreal Media Guide.

Punt Returns
Year Team PR Yds Avg TD Long
1955 MON 5 23 4.6 0 6

Year Team Int Yds Avg TDInt Long
1955 MON 3 35 11.7 0 20


Sam Darragh