Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara, '73

Played both spring and fall seasons for all four of his years at Fairfield University from 1969 to 1973. As the A side outside center for his final three years, Pete led the backline with his toughness, speed and exceptional breakaway skills. One of the greatest try scorers and finishers in the history of Fairfield Rugby. "Petey" helped lead the 1972 and 1973 teams, among the very best in school history. Those years featured victories over New York Met Union senior clubs Old Blue, Essex, Old Maroon and New York as well as wins over college powers UMass, Villanova, Boston College, Yale and Holy Cross. He was a leader of the team that beat the national power West Point and successfully toured England and Wales.
Pete played three years for the Essex Rugby Club in New York before retiring from rugby to attend dental school. A highlight of his club career was his stunning try for Essex against Gosforth, the defending John Player Cup Champions from Great Britain, on Randall's Island in 1976.

Career highlights include:
  • FURFC Captain - 1973
  • Doug Ciacci MVP - 1973
  • Leading career try and overall point scoring records for the first 10 years of Fairfield Rugby: 29 tries, 149 points
  • Considered one of the finest backs in the first 50 years of Fairfield Rugby.