Whit Tucker
Place of birth: Canada Windsor, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): WR
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: Western Ontario
 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
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1993

Whitman (Whit) Tucker was an all star receiver in the Canadian Football League.

High school and collegeEdit

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.

Ottawa Rough RiderEdit

Playing for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1962 to 1970, Tucker was an all-star twice, won the Gruen Trophy as best rookie in the Eastern Conference in 1962, won the Lew Hayman Trophy as best Canadian player in the East in 1968, and helped 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 had an amazing 22.4 yard per catch average over his career with Ottawa.

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.


He is currently an investment executive in Ottawa, Ontario.


His 2 TD receptions in the 54th Grey Cup game in 1966

Canadian Football Hall of Fame member

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