Walt Passaglia

Walt Passaglia was a wide receiver and place kicker, drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1979. Passaglia went on to have a very good rookie season with the Bombers as a receiver in 1979, catching 51 passes for 626 yards.  Passaglia was the Bomber nominee for Outstanding Rookie for that performance.  Things went downhill in 1980 for Passaglia.  The Bombers were looking for a replacement to the departed Bernie Ruoff and it was a competition between Passaglia and rookie Tevor Kennard.  Kennard got the nod and despite his receiving stats the previous year, Passaglia was on his way out of town.  Passaglia had a 14 day tryout later in 1980 with Saskatchewan, but never played for the green and white.  In 1981, Passaglia had a three game stint with Montreal. Walt Passaglia was the brother of BC Lion's great Hall of Fame kicker, Lui Passaglia.

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Passaglia Touted as Possible Replacement for Ruoff - January 18, 1980

Passaglia on 14 day tryout with Saskatchewan - September 18, 1980


GP, Receiving and Points
Team Year GP Rec Yds Avg Long TD PTS
WPG 1979 16 51 626 12.3 62 2 12
WPG 1980 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
MON 1981 3 0 0 0 0 0 0