After completing an undefeated record in high school in Portsmouth, Ohio, Chuck Ealey received a football scholarship to the University of Toledo. While obtaining his degree in Business Economics, Chuck was quarterback for the UT Rockets and led the team to a 35 – 0 college record. His record as the ‘Perfect College Quarterback’ stands today.
Despite his perfect record, Chuck was passed over in the National Football League draft and left the U.S. to persue his career in Canada. In 1972, Chuck quarterbacked the Hamilton Tigercats to their Grey Cup Championship, and was awarded Most Valuable Player. He played 7 years in the CFL with Hamilton, Toronto and Winnipeg. He sits on the board of the Living Arts Centre and was vice-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Sport, among other community activities. Ealey was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.