Gerald Wilcox

Gerald Wilcox Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1992. Photo John Bradley

                     Gerald Wilcox
        Photo courtesy John Bradley

Inducted: 2001

Slotback: 1992-96

CFL All-Star: 1994

Divisional All-Star: 1993, 1994

CFL Most Outstanding Canadian: 1994

Lew Hayman Award (Most Outstanding Canadian, East Division): 1993, 1994

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 1994

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Canadian: 1993, 1994, 1995

Gerald Wilcox was the first overall pick, by the Ottawa Rough Riders, in the 1989 CFL Draft but was battling injuries when he was traded to Winnipeg during training camp in 1992 for Less Browne.

By 1993, Wilcox, a big target with soft hands and good speed, had become a favourite target of quarterback Matt Dunigan and put up some spectacular numbers over the next three seasons: 79 receptions for 1,340 yards and 10 TDs in ’93, 111-1,624-13 in ’94 and 69-1,024-5 in ’95.

He was a two-time finalist for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award, winning in 1994.

Injuries limited him to just four games in 1996, and in 1997, under new head coach Jeff Reinebold, he was traded to Calgary during training camp for offensive lineman Franco Rocco and the rights to running back Dick Tyler. Wilcox played only two games with the Stamps before retiring. In 2001, he was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.