- Butch Songin
Infobox Pro Football player
DateOfDeath=Death date and age|1976|5|26|1924|5|11
Honors=CRU Grey Cup Champion, 1953
New York Titans
Edward F. "Butch" Songin (born
May 11 1924in Walpole, Massachusetts) was a former quarterbackfor the Boston College Eagles, in the Canadian Rugby Union(CRU), and for the American Football League's Boston Patriotsand New York Titans. He also was an All-Americandefenseman for the BC Eagles ice hockeyteam.
From 1947 to 1949, Songin was the starting quarterback for the Boston College Eagles. He completed 192 of 385 passes for 2,534 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions.
Songin was a Hockey All-American for Boston College in 1948. He was a member of the 1948-1949 national championship team. He was captain of the 1949-50 squad and also won All-American. He was a founding member of the Pike's Peak Hockey Club. Today it is Boston College's oldest hockey booster organizations. Songin also played 1 game for the Worcester Warriors of the
Eastern Hockey Leagueduring the 1954-55 season. His cousin Tom Songinplayed right wing for the Boston Bruins
From 1953-1954, Songin played for the
Hamilton Tiger-Catsof the Canadian Rugby Union, predecessor of the Canadian Football League. He won the Grey Cupin his rookieyear.
American Football League
In 1960 Songin signed with the
Boston Patriotsof the newly created American Football League. On September 9 1960, Songin played in the first ever AFL game, against the Denver Broncos. In his first season with Boston he completed 187 of 392 passes for 2,476 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. In 1961 he split starting duties with Babe Parilli. He completed 98 of 212 passes for 1,429 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. In 1962 he was the opening day quarterback for the New York Titans, but was replaced by Lee Grosscup. He played in 7 games, completing 42 of 90 passes for 442 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
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