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Matt Dunigan

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1983 - 1987

BC Lions
1988, 1989

Toronto Argonauts
1990, 1991

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1992 - 1994

Birmingham Barracudas

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Awards and Honours

All-Western Quarterback
1985, 1988 (2)

All-Canadian Quarterback
1985, 1988, 1995 (3)

Tom Pate Memorial award
1989 (1)

Jeff Russell Memorial trophy
1993 (1)

All-Eastern Quarterback
1993, 1994 (2)

South Division All-Star
1995 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1986 - 1988, 1991, 1992 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1987, 1991 (2)

Career Highlights

  • 1st on the Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Time Most Passing Yards in a game with 713. He done this July 14, 1994 (as of 2015).

  • 5th on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time Most Touchdowns in a career with 87.

Matt Dunigan is a graduate of Louisiana Tech and joined the Edmonton Eskimos as Quarterback in 1983. After a year on the sidelines, Dunigan guided the team for the next four seasons, leading them to two Grey Cups and winning his first Grey Cup in 1987.

In 1988, Dunigan was part of a six for one trade that sent him to the BC Lions and immediately led them to the Grey Cup. He was the CFL passing leader in 1989. Much like the 1988 trade, Dunigan was part of another six for one trade that sent him to the Toronto Argonauts. In his first year with Toronto, he guided the Argonauts to 689 points or 38.3 points per game and followed that accomplishment with a Grey Cup victory in 1991 in Winnipeg.

Dunigan joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers via free agency in 1992, and guided them to two Grey Cup appearances. During the American expansion in 1995, the Birmingham Barracudas signed Dunigan. While with Birmingham, Dunigan set career bests with 362 completions on 643 attempts for 4,911 yards and 34 touchdown passes. In 1996, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the final stop in his fourteen year career.

When Dunigan retired, he was second in all-time passing statistics with 3,057 completions in 5,476 attempts for 43,857 yards and 306 touchdown passes.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2006 as a player.

Class of 2006

Matt DuniganBobby JurasinAllen PittsVictor SpencerHenry Williams

Football Reporters of Canada

Darrell DavisAl Maki

Dunigan, Matt
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