Mark Moors- 1978

…1978 …an All-Canadian football player as an Axeman, who later played in the CFL.

Mark Moors, Class of’ 78 was a 1975 graduate of the Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa. Entering the Acadia Campus during the Fall of ’75, he soon joined Bob Vespaziani’s football Axemen, being relegated to the position of backup offensive lineman. As a team that season, the Acadia squad emerged as AUAA champs but lost to Calgary in the Atlantic Bowl. .

The Fall of ’76 saw Mark emerge as the starting centre on the Vespaziani club that defeated St. F. X. in Conference play, ousted Ottawa in Atlantic Bowl action, and in College Bowl final dropped a 29-13 decision to the Western Ontario Mustangs.

A year later, Moors was a dominant factor as the Axemen swept aside all Conference contenders and defeated Queen’ s as he and his offensive line mates displayed tremendous determination and stamina to overcome a terrible first quarter to defeat the Ontario champs. Personally, that season, he was a starting guard, all conference performer and recipient of the prestigious Cox Cup as the top Acadia student athlete.

In ’78 action, starting guard Moors, despite an off-season for the team, was honoured as the squad’s co- captain and an All Conference and All Canadian performer.

During his post-grad season of ’79-’80, he again was a starting guard, the team’s co-captain, All Conference and All Canadian and the AUAA’s J. P. Metras Nominee as the nation’s outstanding lineman.

As a team, of course, the ’79 edition under new Head Coach John Huard blitzed St. F. X. 18-0, defeated Alberta, 27-3, in Atlantic Bowl play and handily defeated Western, 34-12, to claim for Acadia its first Canadian Intercollegiate football title.

During ’78 and ’79, the talented Mr. Moors played in the Can-Am Bowl Games, being captain of the ’79 squad.

Following his Acadia experience, he performed in the Canadian Football League for nine seasons, being a Calgary Stampeder for three seasons, a Winnipeg Blue Bomber for four campaigns and a member of their ’84 Grey Cup winner, and playing single season in Ottawa and Hamilton.

For the past ten years, Mr. Moors, who was called to the bar in 1993, has been studying and/or practicing law. At the present time in his life, he is involved in Ottawa as an Assistant Crown Attorney.

What a pleasure it is to welcome back to Acadia for induction to its Sports Hall of Fame, Mr. Mark

Moors, an All-Canadian Intercollegiate football player, whose skills and dedication warranted him nine years in the professional ranks.