Michael (Mickey) McFall

Mickey McFall got his start in football playing with several crack teams at the Montreal Catholic High School, where he was a star on the line. On graduating high school, Mickey enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, and played on the Navy fteam that won the Grey Cup in 1944. McFall served overseas with the Fleet Air Arm, and returned home to play with the Montreal Hornets in 1945 (the Hornets were the predecessors of the Alouettes in the Big Four).  Based upon his athletic ability, McFall was selected for a football scholarship in the USA at the North Carolina State university following the 1945 season. McFall stayed at North Carolina for one semester before returning to Montreal and playing all six games for the Alouettes in their inaugeral season in 1946.   Concurrent with his football, McFall boxed in the Golden Glove finals (heavyweight) and captained a water polo team that won the Quebec Provincial title. McFall was also an All-Star in the Montreal Senior Basketball League. McFall didn't neglect his education either, as he obtained a B.Comm degree at university in Montreal. Michael McFall passed away on April 19, 2011.

Sept. 29, 1946 Program. Montreal vs Hamilton

Obituary for Michael McFall

Former Navy vet was one of the youngest to win the Grey Cup

Years and Games Played
Year Team GP
1944 MNAV 5
1945 MH 6
1946 MON 6

1944 Navy Combines
1944 Grey Cup Champions - Navy Combines - Mickey McFall is in the fourth row, second from the left
See the full listing of players and rosters for the 1944 Grey Cup