Al Wilson

PLAYING CAREER
B.C. LIONS   1972-1986

AWARDS AND HONOURS
SCHENLEY MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN  1977
ALL-CANADIAN ALL-STAR  1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
ALL-WESTERN ALL-STAR 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
DeMARCO-BECKET MEMORIAL TROPHY  1976, 1977, 1978

GREY CUP PARTICIPATION 1983, 1985
GREY CUP WINNING TEAM 1985

THE LINEMAN HAILING FROM MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BECAME ONE OF B.C.'S MOST BELOVED PLAYERS.

A BRITISH COLUMBIA NATIVE, AL WILSON BEGAN HIS 15 YEAR CAREER AS A GUARD, THEN CENTRE, WITH THE LIONS IN 1972. THE HIGHLY RESPECTED OFFENSIVE LINEMAN WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS SURE SNAPS AND TOUGH BLOCKING. HE PLAYED IN 167 CONSECUTIVE GAMES BEFORE SUFFERING A KNEE INJURY WHICH ENDED THE SEASON FOR HIM.

HE RETURNED TO THE GRIDIRON FOR THE 1983 SEASON WHICH CULMINATED IN HIS FIRST TRIP TO THE GREY CUP. HE DID NOT COME HOME WITH THE COVETED RING UNTIL 1985, A YEAR BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT.

INDUCTED 1997 - PLAYER

Class of 1997 Junior Ah You, Bruce Coulter, Rocky DiPietro, Bill Symons