John "Red" O'Quinn

Inducted in 1981

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College Team: Wake Forest University
John “Red” O’Quinn came to Canada in 1952 following an all-star career at Wake Forest University and a short stint in the NFL.

       During his eight-year career, O’Quinn caught 499 passes for 7,699 yards and 34 touchdowns. O’Quinn was the league’s pass catching leader in 1955, 1957, and 1958. He was the eastern leader in 1959.

       Montreal appeared in the Grey Cup Championship against Edmonton in 1954, 1955, and 1956. In the 1954 contest, “Red” O’Quinn had 11 receptions for 271 yards and scored two touchdowns. Following his playing career O’Quinn was the general manager with Ottawa, and later Montreal.


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College Team: Wake Forest University



Playing Career
Montreal Alouettes
1952 - 1959

Awards/Honours

—All-Eastern End
1952 - 1955, 1958

—Grey Cup Participation
1954 - 1956


Class of 1981
—Gerry James
—John "Red" O'Quinn
—Frank Clair
—Eric Duggan