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Chris Walby bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Chris Walby

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1981 - 1996

Awards and Honours

All-Western Offensive Tackle
1984 - 1986, 1996 (4)

All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1984 - 1987, 1989 - 1991, 1993, 1994 (9)

All-Eastern Offensive Tackle
1987, 1989 - 1994 (7)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1987 (1)

Leo Dandurand trophy
1987, 1990, 1991, 1993 (4)

Canadian Football League (CFL) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
1993 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1984, 1988, 1990 (3)

Career Highlights

  • Played 254 games during his 16-year career.

Chris Walby played junior football with the Winnipeg rods for two years which lead to a football scholarship with Dickinson State University in North Carolina.

In 1981, Walby was selected fourth overall in the CFL draft by the Montreal Alouettes, where he played five games with the team in 1981 and finished the season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he would stay for the remainder of his career.

Walby won CFL all-star honours nine times, western all-star honours four times and was named eastern all-star seven times, won the Schenley Award for being the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1987 and the CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 1993.

What does it mean to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"I am truly honoured and blessed to be included in this fraternity of not only great football players but great men as well. The game of Football taught me structure, rules and the ultimately how to be a man. One must understand that fame and glory are fleeting, but inclusion into this sacred Hall pays homage to the dedication, hard work and sacrifices necessary for this to happen. To be recognized and immortalized in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum is something that my children and their children will remember and be proud of."--Chris Walby

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2003 as a player.

Class of 2003

Ron EstayEd HenickGeorge McGowanDave RidgwayChris Walby

Football Reporters of Canada

Dale IssacMal Issac

Walby, Chris
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