MEDIA ADVISORY: CFL TO HOST A CONFERENCE CALL WITH TWO-TIME GREY CUP CHAMPION MARV LEVY

MEDIA ADVISORY: CFL TO HOST A CONFERENCE CALL WITH TWO-TIME GREY CUP CHAMPION MARV LEVY

On Thursday, the Grey Cup On Demand Portal powered by Mark’s will release all championship games from the 1970’s, including the three games Marv Levy appeared in

TORONTO (February 24, 2021) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) will host a conference call with former Montreal Alouettes head coach, Marv Levy on Thursday, February 25 at 2 p.m. ET.

Marv Levy Notes:

  • Levy coached five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes from 1973 to 1977, compiling a record of 43-31-4 (.577).
  • Levy led the Alouettes to three Grey Cup appearances (1974, 1975 and 1977) winning in 1974 and 1977, before going on to the NFL.
  • Each year he coached, the Alouettes made the playoffs.

MARV LEVY MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

Date

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time

2 p.m. ET

Call-in Information

Please contact Lucas Barrett (lbarrett@cfl.ca) for call-in details

Grey Cup Notes:

62nd Grey Cup
November 24, 1974
Site: Empire Stadium
Montreal (20) vs. Edmonton (7)

Did you know?

  • The 1974 Grey Cup started another Edmonton vs. Montreal trend. This game was the first of five meetings over the next six years.
  • Alouettes head coach, Marv Levy won his first of two Grey Cups with Montreal.
  • The final 12 points in the game all came from Don Sweet field goals as they shutout Edmonton in the second half.
  • Sonny Wade was named MVP in the game. It was his second time achieving this honour and he was the first player to win multiple times. In this game, he did so by coming off the bench to replace Jimmy Jones.
  • Montreal’s defence held Edmonton to 42 net yards in a span of 16 possessions, 15 of which were two-and-outs.
  • “Ordinary Superstar” Johnny Rogers was held to -3 yards rushing, however caught four passes for 67 yards.

63rd Grey Cup
November 23, 1975
Site: McMahon Stadium
Edmonton (9) vs. Montreal (8)

Did you know?

  • The 63rd Grey Cup was the first time Calgary hosted the championship game.
  • On a frigid day (-10 degrees Celsius), Edmonton would get even from the year before.
  • The 63rd Grey Cup is the only modern-day Grey Cup game that did not have a touchdown scored. All points were scored by kickers.
  • It still stands as the lowest scoring Grey Cup game since 1950.
  • Montreal drove 76 yards in four plays to set up the opportunity to take the lead. That drive, again, was led by Sonny Wade, who came into the game in relief of Jimmy Jones.
  • Late in the fourth quarter, with Edmonton leading 9-7, Wade replaced Jones and they drove down the field to set up a field-goal to take the lead. With 45 seconds left, Montreal lined up for a 19-yard field goal attempt. The snap was bobbled at first, then pinned, and Don Sweet missed wide, scoring a rouge on the play.

65th Grey Cup
November 27, 1977
Site: Olympic Stadium
Montreal (41) vs. Edmonton (6)

Did you know?

  • This was the first Grey Cup game at Olympic Stadium with a record crowd of 68,205.
  • Montreal dominated the 65th Grey Cup from start to finish with Don Sweet and Sonny Wade playing key roles.
  • Wade passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns as well as punted eight times with a 40.3-yard average.
  • Sweet set a Grey Cup record with six field goals in the game.
  • Defensively, Junior Ah You had five tackles and three sacks. Vernon Parry made two interceptions for Montreal, including a record 74-yard interception return.
  • This was Marv Levy’s final game in the CFL.
  • It matched the 1945 Grey Cup for the greatest margin of victory in a Grey Cup game.
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Lucas Barrett Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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