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Riders Mourn the Loss of Frank Tripucka

September 12, 2013 - Canadian Football League (CFL) Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of former Roughrider quarterback and coach Frank Tripuka.

Frank joined the Roughriders in 1953 as the starting quarterback. He stayed with Saskatchewan until the start of the 1959 season at which time he was traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders. He rejoined Saskatchewan in a coaching capacity midway through the 1959 season. After three more years away, Tripucka returned to Saskatchewan in 1963 for a final season as a player with the Riders.

The New Jersey native played 96 CFL regular season games over eight seasons throwing for 15,506 yards and 87 touchdowns.

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