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American Football Database
D. "Red" Wilson
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
 As player:
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]


  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. 4.0 4.1 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