Joe Theisman was a highly publicized signing out of Notre Dame and the Fighting Irish. He led the East in passing in his rookie season, completing 53.6% of his passes for 2440 yards in a 14 game schedule. Theisman took the Argos to the Grey Cup that year, with the double blue losing on the famous Leon McQuay fumble late in the game. Injuries limited Theisman to just 6 games in 1972, but he rebounded in 1973 to again lead the East in passwing with a 57.3% completion percentage and 2496 yards passing. Theisman was the East All-Star at QB in both 1971 and 1973. After the 1973 season, Theisman returned south and joined the Washing Redskins of the NFL for a very successful career.
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