‘Football is the ultimate team game, that does not allow one player to succeed, without the efforts and contributions of the other 11 guys on the field’
A trio of local former North Bay Bulldogs senior football players were inducted into the Northern Football Conference Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The three former Bulldogs include quarterback Jason Ferriera, and wide receivers Steve Asselin and Greg Casey.
The announcement came at halftime between Bulldogs game in which the Senior Bulldogs fell 64-13 to Sarnia at the Steve Omischl Sportsplex Saturday night.
Ferriera was a five-time NFC All-Star, two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Year, and two-time NFC MVP.
He also holds the single-season record for passing yards at 3200 and the single-season touchdown passing record of 33.
“Football is the ultimate team game, that does not allow one player to succeed, without the efforts and contributions of the other 11 guys on the field,” Ferriera said via Facebook.
“With that said, I wanted to send out thanks to all of my former teammates. Without you guys, this achievement would not have been possible. Thanks to the North Bay Bulldogs organization, for allowing me to enjoy the game of football for many years as a player, and hopefully many more as a coach.”
Asselin was a two-time NFC All-Star and a former NFC Offensive player of the year.
Casey is a former two-time NFC All-Star as well and holds the single-game record for receiving yards with 182.
Doug Steringa, who coaches currently in the Bulldogs program, was inducted as well. Steringa spent time playing for Mississauga and Oakville of the NFC.