Wilkinson, Tom - 1996

Wilkinson, Tom - 1996

Tom Wilkinson

Football Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1996


Tom Wilkinson spent ten of his fifteen Canadian Football League seasons, as a quarterback, with the Edmonton Eskimos. He never missed a game in those ten years. He helped them to win five Grey Cups in eight appearances from 1972 to 1981. He is fifth on the Grey Cup list for career pass completions (64) and attempts (116) and is thirteenth overall with 1,613 career completions. His single game league record of 19 of 21 completed passes was set in 1974. Tom Wilkinson was voted the Most Outstanding Player in the CFL in 1974 and an All-Star in 1974, 1978, and 1979. He was the first player named to the Eskimo Wall of Honour at Commonwealth Stadium in 1982. Tom Wilkinson was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is now the Head Coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears.