Virgil Edwin Wagner, football player (born at Belleville, Ill 27 Feb 1922; died there 22 Aug 1997). Wagner entered the CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE as an original MONTREAL ALOUETTE in 1946, and as a high-scoring running back led the Als to the Big Four Title that first year, tying for the league scoring championship with Joe KROL. Wagner won the scoring title the next 3 years as well and is still the only man to win 4 consecutive eastern scoring titles. His scoring prowess brought instant credibility to the new franchise and helped the team earn a trip to its first GREY CUP appearance in 1949, where Wagner scored 2 touchdowns to help beat the CALGARY STAMPEDERS. Wagner played 5 more seasons with the Als. He won the Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy in 1947 as the Big Four's outstanding player and his career mark of 79 touchdowns was a new CFL record. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Wons, Peter. "Virgil Edwin Wagner". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 20 January 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wagner-virgil-edwin. Accessed 15 October 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Wons, P., Virgil Edwin Wagner (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wagner-virgil-edwin
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Wons, Peter, "Virgil Edwin Wagner". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published March 07, 2012; Last Edited January 20, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wagner-virgil-edwin
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Wons, Peter. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Virgil Edwin Wagner", Last Edited January 20, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/wagner-virgil-edwin
Virgil Edwin Wagner
|Article by||Peter Wons|
|Published Online||March 7, 2012|
|Last Edited||January 20, 2014|
Virgil Edwin Wagner, football player (born at Belleville, Ill 27 Feb 1922; died there 22 Aug 1997).