John Barrow RIP

steve milton ?@miltonatthespec 1h1 hour ago
Ang Mosca called to say his fellow #ticats legend John Barrow died. They owned #CFL East in 60s and late 50s


February 18, 2015 11:36 am
Sad news from the football world.

[b]Former Tiger-Cat great John Barrow has passed away.

Barrow was an offensive and defensive tackle for fourteen seasons in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Barrow was a member of four Grey Cup-winning Tiger-Cats teams (1957, 1963, 1965, 1967), and played in five other Grey Cup championship games (1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964)

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1976, and was voted one of the CFL’s top 50 players (seventeenth) of all-time in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN in 2006.

Barrow passed away last night in Florida.

He was 79.[/b]

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Last time I saw him was at the final game at IWS for the all time Ticat team introduction. I'm glad I was there to see him.

John Barrow was in my opinion the finest lineman ever to play in the CFL. In 14 seasons he won 16 All-Star awards. He played both ways and did so at an exceptional level. To me, along with Garney Henley, he was the greatest Ticat ever.

My sincere condolences to his family.



A gentleman off the field.

RIP Mr. Barrow.

(You'll be able to join some former teammates in 'The Huddle' in the sky).

My sincere condolences to his family.

Certainly one of the most impressive stats in CFL history. I challenge anyone to find a better one.

My Mom will be saddened by this news.

It is the passing of a giant. My condolensces to his family, friends, teammates, and to fans of Ticat Nation.

Oski Wee Wee,


John Barrow was truly one of the giants of all time. A formidable Tiger-Cat, and a great community member, as well. My prayers and best wishes to all the Barrow family. Big 61 will never be forgotten.

A real tough guy from the glory days! RIP John.

I remember watching him play for years. That front four was some formidable that you only needed a so so offence
to win a game. They would win lots of games only scoring 15 points or less.

They were great days for the Ticat Nation.

We will always remember you John.


I remember him when he teamed up with Mosca for a lot of great years. Amazing career stats!! One of the absolute bests.

RIP Mr. Barrow

An Argo-Cat fan

TiCat fans know that John Barrow was the best Dlineman the CFL has ever seen. Rest in Peace, Big Bad John. :cry:

Pat Lynch

My condolances to Greg, Kyle and the entire Barrow Family on the loss of your Father, Great Guy and Legendary Football Player and Champion in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

RIP John Barrow #61!!

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I have worn his jersey to all home games. One of my all time favourites. RIP..........

Rest In Peace John!

I remember as a kid listening to the Tiger cat games on CHML in my room. John Barrow's name was mentioned more than anyone else that I can recall. He and Ang were THE anchors of that great defensive line.

The one part of that team that I was always sure about was the defense, and John Barrow was one of the prominent reasons why.

A true Hamilton Tiger cat and CFL legend.

My condolences to John's family.

Mr. John Barrow, may you rest in peace.

Excellent piece on John Barrow by Allan Maki in the Globe and Mail March 5/2015:

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Great article, Thanks for posting. Barrow was one of the greatest to ever play the game. It's hard to believe that Mosca and Barrow played 11 seasons together side by side as one of the most feared duos in CFL history.

Found these old pics thought I'd share them with all....Enjoy :smiley:

Barrow and coach Sazio-Grey Cup "67" (originally posted by Grover,but worth posting again :cowboy: )

Barrow wraps him up !!!! 1961

Taking a well deserved break !!!

Talking stragedy with coach Sazio 1963

In His 14th and last season in 1970

Bio of a 23 yr old Hotshot kid named Barrow !!! 1959

Have a drink Coach !!!! Grey Cup "65"

Barrow in hot pursuit in the "Fog" Bowl...Grey Cup "62"

Barrow and friends taking down a Rider at the "67" Cup.