University of Calgary Dinos Football Team - 1983 1984 1985

University of Calgary Dinos Football Team - 1983 1984 1985

The University of Calgary Dinos football team won three consecutive Hardy Cup Championships from 1983 to 1985 (emblematic of the supremacy in Western Canadian University football) and two Vanier Cup Championships (National University Football title), a run that no other university team in Western Canada has experienced before or since.


The members of these teams have set the standard of excellence in Western Canada for university football; and, from their player ranks, they have contributed a new generation of coaches and administrators who have excelled at all levels of football in the Calgary area.


Twenty players from these teams eventually played professionally in the CFL.  Many of the players have remained actively involved in football either as coaches or clinicians.  The 1983-85 team members have remained active with the University of Calgary Dinos Fifth Quarter Alumni Association and enjoy giving their time and efforts back into the sport of football.

Inducted again in 2018!


Eleven of the U of C Dinos 1983 to 1985 team’s players and coaching staff were inducted for a second time into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 2018, with the Calgary Colts 1989 & 1990 Junior Football teams.

They are:  Randy Bec, Mike Dean, Elio Geremia, Randy Halsted, Sean M. Kelly, Keith Kendal, Paul Kerber, Steve Martin, Robbie McNab, Colin Sheedy and Rob Zimmerman.

Tom Spoletini and Tony Spoletini:


The Spoletini cousins Tom and Tony played for the CFL Calgary Stampeders football Team.  After their playing days were over, Tony and Tom, along with fellow Stamp Mike Palumbo,  started the popular Spolumbos Fine Foods & Deli.  Tom and Tony remained actively involved with the Dinos 5th Quarter. Their support for the U of C Dinos football program continued through the years.  In 2014, they had the thrill of seeing their sons play together on the Dinos team. Tom's son, Thomas played for five seasons with the team from 2009 to 2014.  Tony's son, Giancarlo made the team in 2014.



The Dinos football teams continued to have success on the field.