Steve Oneschuk

Oneschuk Nickname _Football-300x350
Birthdate 1931
Year Inducted 1996
Category Athlete
Sport Football


As a St. Catharines Collegiate Athlete in his teens, he was captain f the football team, winning the Red Feather Tournament in Toronto. He was also a member of two S.O.S.S.A. Basketball Championship teams and at the same time a member of two Ontario Jr. Lacrosse championship teams. Furthermore, he played Sr. Lacrosse with the Athletics for 3 years. In 1950, at the age of 19 he was named Rookie of the Year playing on the University of Toronto Football team. In 1954, he scored all 9 points in U. of T. win in finals over Western University. He was an all star 4 times in football and 3 times in basketball while at university. Playing in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger Cats for six years on both offence and defense, he was leading scorer and made the Eastern All Star Team in 1957. He captained the Tigers to Three Grey Cup Championships. Later, he settled down and became a high school principle in Hamilton and retired in 1987. His hobby was woodcarving of birds at which became World Class.


  • S.O.S.S.A.
  • University of Toronto Football team
  • Hamilton Tiger Cats


  • World Class woodcarving of birds
  • Rookie of the Year—University of Toronto Football Team