Moe Elewonibi

For a guy who loved soccer and didn't play football until age 15, Mohammed Elewonibi made quite a career for himself. A soccer goalie at Vic High, "Moe" joined the Saanich Vampires midget football team in Grade 10 and helped them win a provincial title in his second year. After that, he quickly climbed the football ladder with a stellar junior career in Victoria and Kelowna. He ultimately landed at Brigham Young University. As a senior he contributed to their 10 wins 2 loss season and then won the Outland Trophy as U.S. college football's outstanding offensive lineman. Drafted by Washington of the NFL and the CFL's B.C. Lions in 1990, he endured the low of being injured when the Redskins won the 1991 Super Bowl, and the high of helping the Lions win the West in 1998 and being named a CFL all-star. Playing a position where athletes rarely last 10 years, Moe ended his career with the B.C. Lions at age 40.

Eddie Murray kicking a field goal

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray was known as "Steady Eddie" and "Money Murray" through his 19 year pro football career. He was astonishingly consistent in converting point-after touchdown kicks, hitting 258 straight in one stretch, and his coolness under pressure gave the seven National Football League teams on which he played a chance to win tight games. In 1976, his all-around athleticism and kicking ability earned him a scholarship to Tulane University. He broke most of the school's kicking records there and was drafted by the NFL's Detroit Lions in 1980. He had an auspicious NFL beginning as he won the kicking job with the Lions and he led the team with 116 points. He was picked for the Pro Bowl and named MVP after kicking four field goals. Murray was a fixture in Detroit for 12 seasons but at age 35, was far from done. Eddie had a "career year" with Dallas in 1993; amassing a best ever 122 points as he set team records with 28 field goals. He played an integral role as the team rolled to a 30 -13 Super Bowl win over Buffalo. Murray played just three full seasons after that memorable campaign then ended his career with Washington in 2000 by playing in his 250th game. With 1,594 points and a 75.5 field goal percentage, he was sixth all-time best in the NFL.

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Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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