University of Miami  |  1945 • 1946 • 1947 • 1948

Mario DeMarco was killed in a commercial plane crash in 1956 along with 62 others that included three teammates and a fifth CFL player.
He and the four other CFL players were on their way home from the CFL All-Star game, in which they all participated.

It's all about collecting The U, a collection featuring 524 alumni of the University of Miami football program.
  • Miami Hurricanes Football
  • Currently Enrolled Players & Commits
What is The Card Album?

The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website,, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so was born.

About My Collection

I’ve collected a little bit of everything over the years. With over 500 players and coaches from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the largest one in existence. Along with Canes Football, I also enjoy collecting local natives and sports teams of the Greater Johnstown, PA area. You’ll also find various other baseball cards, hockey cards, football cards, and non-sports cards from my collection pictured on this site.

About Mario DeMarco

Mario DeMarco, (July 24, 1924 – December 9, 1956) was an American college football, National Football League, and professional Canadian football player, and was one of 62 people who died on Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, on December 9, 1956.[1]

Raised in Boonton, DeMarco started at offensive lineman for four seasons at Boonton High School.[2]

DeMarco played professionally as an offensive lineman for the NFL‘s Detroit Lions in 1949, before joining the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Interprovincial Football Union for two seasons beginning in 1951. DeMarco joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1953, and was a member of the team for four years until the time of his death.[1] He was a three time West All-Star (in 1951, 1952 and 1954).[1] DeMarco’s #55 jersey is one of eight that has been retired by the Roughriders.