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Earl Winfield bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Earl Winfield

Playing Career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1987 - 1997

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Special Teams
1988 (1)

All-Canadian Special Teams
1988 (1)

All-Eastern Wide Receiver
1990, 1994, 1995 (3)

All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1995 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1989 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Received for over 1,000 yards in his career four times (1988, 1990, 1993, 1994).

  • 75 career receiving touchdowns in his career.

Earl Winfield spent his entire 11-year career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. During his time with Hamilton, Winfield was in the top five of many Tiger-Cat records.

During the 1988 season, Winfield returned four punts for touchdowns, which ranks him first on the Tiger-Cats all-time list.

During the 1990 season, Winfield finished the season with 13 receiving touchdowns, which ranks him fourth on the all-time Tiger-Cats list. In a 1993 game versus the Edmonton Eskimos, Winfield set the Tiger-Cats record with two punt returns for touchdowns. During the 1995 season, Winfield finished with 1,496 receiving yards and 92 receptions. Both of these accomplishments place him third on the all-time Tiger-Cats list. In Winfield's final season, he led the league with 1,320 receiving yards.

Upon retirement, Winfield's name appears in CFL and Tiger-Cats record books. He is fourth all-time in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with 41, 100-yard receiving games, 11th for combined yards with 14,804, and second with 11 punt returns for touchdowns. For the Tiger-Cats, Winfield is first with 10,119 receiving yards, second with 573 receptions, first with 75 receiving touchdowns, second with 2,834 punt return yards, second with 865 single season punt return yards, and third with 279 punt returns,

Earl Winfield is also a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2013 as a player.

Class of 2013

Dan FerroneBrian FryerMiles GorrellJohn IrelandDon LoneyEarl Winfield

Football Reporters of Canada

Bill SelnesMark Stephen

Winfield, Earl
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