Larry Wruck

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Larry Wruck
Date of birth: (1962-10-29) 29 October 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): LB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
CJFL: Saskatoon Hilltops
High school: Evan Hardy Collegiate
Organizations
As player:
19851996 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1994 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
1995 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
Records:

Eskimos Record

  • Most Tackles for Losses – Season (10) - 1992

Larry Wruck (born 29 October 1962 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a former linebacker who played twelve seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League winning two Grey Cups.

Wruck began playing Canadian football with the Saskatoon Tinklers in the Kinsmen Tackle League in 1975 and won championships all four years at Evan Hardy Collegiate, winning the Saskatoon junior championship in 1976 and the Saskatchewan high school championship in 1977, 1978, and 1979.[1]

He joined the Saskatoon Hilltops in 1980, winning the rookie of the year award in 1980, leading the Prairie Junior Football Conference in tackles in both 1981 and 1982, and, in 1982, was named an all-star, won the outstanding linebacker award in the conference, and the Canadian Junior Football League's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year trophy.[1][2] In 2007, the CJFL's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year trophy was renamed the Larry Wruck Award in his honour.[3]

Wruck spent two seasons in the Saskatchewan Roughriders' training camps before being traded to the Edmonton Eskimos at the start of the 1985 CFL season. Between 1985 and 1996 Wruck played 213 games and recorded a total of 667 tackles, 32 sacks, 15 interceptions, and 19 fumble recoveries.[1]

He appeared in five Grey Cup games, winning in 1987 and 1993. Wruck was named a West Division All-Star in 1989, was named the Eskimos' most outstanding Canadian player five times, and was runner-up for the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in the 1994 and 1995 seasons.[1][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Larry Wruck: Football (1998)". Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. 
  2. ^ "Intergold Players of The Year". Canadian Junior Football League. 
  3. ^ "CJFL Total Thursday". Canadian Junior Football League. 2007-09-06. 
  4. ^ "CFL annual award winners". The Canadian Press. 1997-11-13.