Mike Widger

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Mike Widger
Born:(1948-08-21)August 21, 1948
Pennsville, New Jersey, U.S.
Died:March 3, 2016(2016-03-03) (aged 67)
Salem, New Jersey, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeVirginia Tech
Career history
As player
19701976Montreal Alouettes
19771978Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
CFL East All-Star1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
HonorsVirginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame[1]

Michael Jon Widger (August 21, 1948 – March 3, 2016) was a linebacker for the Montreal Alouettes and Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League from 1970-1978.

An All-American at Virginia Tech, he was a CFL All-Star four times and was a part of two Grey Cup winning victories for the Alouettes.

He was a nominee for the TSN Top 50 CFL Players list in 2006.[2] He died in 2016, aged 67.[3]


  1. ^ "Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame". hokiesports.com. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Linebackers". TSN Top 50 CFL Players Nominees. 2006.
  3. ^ https://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/former-als-star-mike-widger-67-lived-as-hard-off-the-field-as-he-played-on-it