Inducted in 1984
Edward McAleney
Born on September 21, 1953 in
South Portland High School
University of Massachusetts

McAleney, 30, was a two-year All-State tackle for strong South Portland High School teams, and a valuable basketball and track (weights) figure. He was the Vinall Trophy winner as the 1970 Class A tournament standout for South Portland's Western Maine hoop champions and helped the Riots to the state crown in 1971.

McAleney was All-Yankee Conference and All-New England defensive end (three times each), adding ECAC and Little All-American (twice) at the University of Massachusetts, where he captured the 1974 and 1975 teams.

He was drafted in the eighth round by the NFL champion Pittsburgh Steelers in 1976. Ed survived until the final Steeler cut. He joined Calgary in 1977.

His CFL honors include: All-CFL, 1979, '80, '82; Calgary MVP, 1979, '82; league outstanding lineman and MVP nominee, 1979, '80; Lineman of the Week (three times); team captain, 1979, '83; and a league record for QB sacks, 30, in 1979.

In the off-season, he's a securities representative with Gruntal & Co., Portland. McAleney is married to the former Janet O'Connor of Belmont, MA.

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