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George McGowan bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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George McGowan

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1971 - 1978

Awards and Honours

All-Western Receiver
1973, 1975, 1976 (3)

All-Canadian Receiver
1973, 1975, 1976 (3)

Jeff Nicklin trophy
1973 (1)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1973 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1973 - 1975, 1977, 1978 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1975, 1978 (2)

Career Highlights

  • Played 104 games with the Edmonton Eskimos.

  • Had three 1000 yard receiving seasons (1972, 1973, and 1975).

George McGowan began his football career while at high school in California. After high school and junior college, McGowan continued his football career with Kansas University.

After a brief stint in the National Football League (NFL), the Edmonton Eskimos signed McGowan in 1971.

In his eight-year career with the Eskimos, McGowan produced record statistics. In 1973 and 1975, he led the west in pass receptions with 81 and 98 respectively.

At the time of his retirement in 1988, McGowan held the Canadian Football League (CFL) record for the second highest pass receptions in a regular season game with 15 receptions for 249 yards. This was done on September 3, 1973 versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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

McGowan, George
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