Whit Tucker

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Whit Tucker
Date of birth 1939/1940 (age 75–76)[1]
Place of birth Windsor, Ontario
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
University Western Ontario
CFL Draft 1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9
Drafted by Ottawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
1962-1970 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1967
CFL East All-Star 1966, 1967, 1968
Awards 1962 - Gruen Trophy
1968 - Lew Hayman Trophy
Retired #s Ottawa Rough Riders #26
Records CFL record, highest career average gain receiving (22.4 yards/catch)
Career stats

Whitman (Whit) Tucker is a former professional Canadian football flanker in the Canadian Football League who played the entirety of his career with the Ottawa Rough Riders. He was a CFL-All Star in 1967 and won two Grey Cup championships with Ottawa in 1968 and 1969.

High school and college[edit]

Tucker was an all star high school athlete in Windsor, Ontario. He received a track scholarship to the University of Southern California upon graduation, but decided to attend the University of Western Ontario, where he was a three sport standout.

Professional career[edit]

Playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1962 to 1970, Tucker was an Eastern All-Star three times, a CFL All-Star in 1967, won the Gruen Trophy as best rookie in the Eastern Conference in 1962, and won the Lew Hayman Trophy as best Canadian player in the East in 1968. He was a two-time Grey Cup champion after helping his team win the 56th Grey Cup in 1968 and the 57th Grey Cup in 1969. He also played in the 54th Grey Cup in 1966. He holds the CFL record for highest career average gain receiving with 22.4 yards per catch over his career with Ottawa.[2]

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He is also a member of the Windsor Sports Hall of Fame, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the UWO Sports Hall of Fame.

Post-football[edit]

He is currently an investment executive in Ottawa, Ontario.

Videos[edit]

His 2 TD receptions in the 54th Grey Cup game in 1966 Canadian Football Hall of Fame member

References[edit]