Whitman Tucker

Class of 1993

Whit Tucker was all-city in football and basketball and received the Royal Arcanum trophy as Windsor’s outstanding high school athlete in 1959.

At the University of Western, Tucker was named a Senior Intercolligate All-Star halfback and a Western Most Valuable Player in 1961.

In 1967, Tucker had four consecutive 100-yard games and amassed 1,171 that season.

In Ottawa, Tucker became known as a game breaker – averaging 22.4 yards per reception. Tucker scored touchdowns on 19 per cent of his receptions and was runner-up for the Outstanding Canadian award in 1968.

Whit Tucker is a member of the University of Western Ontario Hall of Fame.

Playing Career

Ottawa Rough Riders
1962 - 1970


  • Gruen Award Most Outstanding Rookie in the Eastern Division
  • All-Eastern Flanker (Wide Receiver)
  • All-Canadian Flanker (Wide Receiver)
  • Grey Cup Participation
    1966, 1968, 1969
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams
    1968, 1969