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Warren Moon bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Warren Moon

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1978 - 1983

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player
1980 (1)

Jeff Nicklin Memorial trophy
1983 (1)

All-Western Quarterback
1983 (1)

All-Canadian Quarterback
1983 (1)

Schenley Award Most Outstanding Offensive Player
1983 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1978 - 1982 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1978 - 1982 (5)

Career Highlights

  • Played 94 games with the Edmonton Eskimos.

  • 3rd on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time career Most Passes thrown in a career with 2,382 (as of 2015).

  • Completed 555 yards in a game. This was on October 15, 1983 versus the Montreal Concordes.

Warren Moon attended the University of Washington and was the Most Valuable Player in the 1978 Rose Bowl prior to coming to Canada to play for the Edmonton Eskimos.

In his rookie season, Moon, as the backup, he would replace Bruce Lemmerman, completing 89 of 173 passes for 1,112 yards and 5 touchdowns and was the Eskimos' nominee for the Most Outstanding Rookie award. In 1980, Moon became the starting quarterback and led the Eskimos to their third straight Grey Cup.

Moon would lead Edmonton to two more Grey Cups in 1981 and 1982 as part of their dynasty.

Warren moon ended his Canadian Football League (CFL) career in 1983 as the league's leading passer that year with 380 completions of 664 attempts for 5,648 yards and 31 touchdowns. For his efforts, he was named to the CFL all-star team, western all-star team and won the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player.

Warren Moon is also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001 as a player.

Class of 2001

Willie BurdenSidney ForsterBill FrankWarren MoonJames Parker

Football Reporters of Canada

Pierre Duffault
Moon, Warren
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