D. "Red" Wilson

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D. "Red" Wilson
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
Organizations
As player:
1922-30
1931
Toronto Argonauts
Sarnia Imperials
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1927, 28, 29
Awards: 1929 - Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

D. "Red" Wilson was an award winning and all-star Canadian football player, playing from 1922 to 1931.[1]

Primarily playing tackle (called "middle"),[2][3] Wilson also played guard ("inside")[4] and flying wing.[5] Wilson played for the Toronto Argonauts from 1922 to 1930, including 52 regular season games and a team record 21 playoff games.[6] His best season was 1929, when he was named team captain and won the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy at best player in the east.[7][8] He then retired, but returned to the Argos for one more season,[9] and finished his career playing with the Sarnia Imperials in 1931.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FANBASE entry : D. "Red" Wilson
  2. ^ Former "T" Rugby Stars for Argos Montreal Gazette, September 13, 1928
  3. ^ Bengals Stage Uphill battle to beat Argos Ottawa Citizen October 14, 1929
  4. ^ a b Imperials and Mustangs tuned to concert pitch Border Cities Star, November 20, 1931
  5. ^ Likely Argo Squad - Wilson may replace Stirrett at Flying Wing Montreal Gazette, September 25, 1923
  6. ^ 2008 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide
  7. ^ Oarsmen Hopefully of Victory Here Ottawa Citizen October 5, 1929
  8. ^ Protest by Argos Ruled Irregular Montreal Gazette, October 19, 1929
  9. ^ Argos hopeful Stars will return Montreal Gazette, September 30, 1930