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Alouettes in the Hall of Fame

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Junior Ah You
1997 GC champion: 74,77 - CFL All-Star: 76,79 - An imposing defensive end, he played 130 games for the Alouettes from 1972 to 1981. He was an East Division All-Star at defensive end five times: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1980, and All-Canadian in 1976 and 1979. He played in five Grey Cup games and was part of the Alouettes' 1974 and 1977 championship teams.


70bPeter Dalla Riva
1993
GC champion: 70,74,77 - CFL All-Star: 72,73,75 - He holds the Alouettes' all-time record with 14 seasons played with the team from 1968 to 1981. A tight end, he led the team in receiving five times and is third in Alouettes' history in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He was selected to the 1972, 1975 and 1976 East Division All-Star teams and the 1972, 1973 and 1975 All-Canadian teams. He played in six Grey Cup games, winning three with the Als.


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George Dixon
1974 CFL All-Star: 62,63 - Winner of the Schenley Award as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1962, running back Dixon averaged 6.3 yards per carry over seven seasons with the Alouettes. Following a series of injuries, he retired in 1965.


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Sam Etcheverry
1969 GC champion: 70 (as coach) - Known as "The Rifle," he set numerous passing records over nine seasons with the Alouettes, passing for 30,030 yards and 186 touchdowns. He was rewarded for his outstanding play with the 1954 Schenley Award as the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Player.


25Terry Evanshen
1984
GC champion: 70 - CFL All-Star: 67 (with CGY) - A sure-handed receiver, Evanshen spent 14 seasons with Montreal, Calgary, Hamilton and Toronto, catching 600 passes for 9,697 yards and 80 touchdowns. He won the Schenley Award in 1967 and 1971 as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian, while earning division All-Star honours six times and one All-Canadian selection.

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Gene Gaines
1994
GC champion: 68,69 (with OTT) + 70,74 - CFL All-Star: 62,66,67 (with OTT) - Gaines joined the Als in 1961 as a wing back on offence and a defensive halfback. He was traded in 1962 to the Ottawa Rough Riders, where he played until 1969. He returned to the Alouettes in 1970 in the duel role of defensive back/secondary coach which he held through the 1976 season. Gaines played 217 games, including 161 consecutively over a 16-year span. He won four Grey Cups. He was a five-time East Division All-Star and three-time CFL All-Star defensive back. 
Ed George
2005
GC champion: 70,74 - CFL All-Star: 71,72,73,74 - In 69 games with Montreal from 1970 to 1974, George established himself as a leader on the offensive line. He was part of the 1970 Grey Cup championship team in his rookie campaign. He was named the Alouettes’ Most Outstanding Player in his third season in 1972.

70bDickie Harris
1999 GC champion: 74,77 -  CFL All-Star: 74,75,76,77,78,79,80
- The legendary defensive back played 134 games in 10 seasons in Montreal, starting in 1972 with the Alouettes. A splendid punt returner, he remains the club's all-time interception leader with 38 and holds the record for the longest interception return at 118 yards. Harris was a seven-time division All-Star from 1973 to 1979 and All-Canadian defensive back from 1974 to 1980. He won two Grey Cups (1974 and 1977).

Marv Luster
1990
GC champion: 74 - CFL All-Star: 66,68,69,70,71,72 (with TOR) - Luster began his career with the Montreal Alouettes in 1961, then joined the Toronto Argonauts during the 1964 season and played there until 1972. He rejoined the Alouettes for the final two years of his career, 1973 and 1974.  He was an eight-time East Division All-Star.  His final CFL game was Montreal's 1974 Grey Cup win.  In a show of great respect, Montreal head coach Marv Levy dressed Luster for the 1974 Grey Cup championship even though he had not played since the 11th game of the regular season.

73John "Red" O'Quinn
1981
A five-time East Division All-Star, O'Quinn set numerous receiving records with the Montreal Alouettes, although statistical records are not available for the 1952 and 1953 seasons. Over the six following years, O'Quinn averaged 62.8 receptions.


73"Prince" Hal Patterson
1971
GC champion: 63,65,67 (with HAM) - CFL All-Star: 62,63,64 (with HAM) - Prince Hal provided CFL fans with 14 outstanding seasons. An Alouette from 1953-60, the charismatic Patterson scored 75 touchdowns over his splendid career.

9027Mike Pringle
2008
GC champion: 95,02,03 - CFL All-Star: 94,95,97,98,99,00 + 03 (with EDM) - Mike Pringle dominated the CFL over his career, re-writing the team and league record books while breaking almost every rushing mark possible. He won three Grey Cups, including one with the Alouettes in 2002.

Among Pringle's most remarkable records are the CFL markers for most career rushing yards (16,425), most rushing yards in a season (2,065), most 100-yard career rushing games (70) and most 100-yard rushing games in a season (14). He was named the CFL's most Outstanding Player in 1995 and 1998 and was a CFL All-Star in 1994, '95, '97, '98, '99, '00 and '03.


73Herb Trawick
1975
GC champion: 49 - Born in Pittsburgh in 1921, Trawick played at Western Kentucky before joining the Alouettes in 1946.  Trawick, fullback John Moody and tackle George Edwards were the first three black players signed by the Montreal Alouettes Football Club during the same era in which Jackie Robinson played baseball in Montreal for the Royals, a farm club of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Herb had his moment of glory in the 1949 Grey Cup game in Toronto when he forced a fumble by Calgary quarterback Keith Spaith, picked up the ball and ran for his lone career touchdown. He retired in 1957 after 12 years. His  jersey was retired in 1970.

9027Pierre Vercheval
2007 GC champion: 96,97 (with EDM) - CFL All-Star: 92 (with HAM) 94,97 (with TOR) 98,99,00 - Vercheval was a seven-time division All-Star and six-time league All-Star in 14 years in the CFL.  He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player in 1999 and the league’s top lineman in 2000. He played in 212 regular season games, 13 playoff games and four Grey Cups. In 2001, he became the first Quebecer to play over 200 CFL games.  He played his last four seasons with the Alouettes.

78Virgil Wagner
1980
GC champion: 49 - CFL All-Star: 46,47,48,49 - An original Alouette, he played from 1946 to 1954 but the absence of statistics during that time does not allow us to truly measure Wagner's greatness. A four-time East Division All-Star, he won four scoring titles, sharing one with Joe Krol.

70b64Glen Weir
2009 GC champion: 74,77 - CFL All-Star: 75,76,77 - Weir joined the Alouettes in 1972 and rarely missed a game over his career. He played 203 games over 13 seasons in Montreal. A six-time East Division All-Star, he was also a three-time CFL All-Star and was chosen as the East Division's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1977. He played in five Grey Cups, including championship wins in 1974 and 1977 and was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the 1977 title game.


70b67Dan Yochum
2004 GC champion - 74,77 - CFL All-Star: 75,76,77,78 - Yochum joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1972 as an offensive tackle. He played in Montreal through 1980. The cornerstone of a dominant offensive line that was integral to the Als' success in the 1970s, Yochum was named to the East Division All-Star team each year from 1973 to 1979 and was a four-time CFL All-Star from 1975 to 1978. He won the Schenley Award as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1976. He won Grey Cups in 1974 and 1977 with Montreal and in 1980 with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Builders
Samuel Berger
1993  GC champion: 40,51,60,68 (with OTT) 70,74,77 -  President and director of the four-time Grey Cup champion Ottawa Football Club, Berger purchased the Alouettes in 1969, revitalizing the franchise. Under Berger, the Alouettes won the Grey Cup in 1970, 1974 and 1977. He twice served as president of the CFL in 1964 and 1971, and was instrumental in drafting the league's first television contract.
Bruce Coulter
1997 GC champion: 49 - As Director of Athletics and the head football coach at Bishop's University from 1961 to 1990, Coulter amassed a 137-80-2 record, putting him second all-time among CIS coaches. The Gaiters playing field has been renamed Coulter Field and the Bruce Coulter Award is presented annually to the outstanding offensive or defensive player at the Vanier Cup. This honour was named after him since he played both defensive back and back-up quarterback with the Alouettes from 1948 to 1957.
Lew Hayman
1975 GC champion: 33,37,38,42 (with TOR) 49 (with RCAF Hurricanes) 83 (with TOR) - Hayman devoted five decades of his life to football in Canada.  As a 25-year-old in 1933, he coached in his first of five Grey Cup victories, as Toronto edged Sarnia 4-3. Hayman was a perfect 5-0 in Grey Cup games as a head coach, including the Alouettes' 1949 victory. He coached the Alouettes for six seasons, compiling a 37-33-2 regular-season record and a 4-2 playoff mark.
Cal Murphy
2004 GC champion: 77, 78,79,80,81,82 (with EDM) 84,88,90 (with WPG) - Murphy was the Alouettes’ offensive coordinator during the Grey Cup year of 1977. He went on to play an important role with the Edmonton Eskimos and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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