Harvey Wylie

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Harvey Wylie
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Born:(1933-04-06)April 6, 1933
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died:September 17, 2019(2019-09-17) (aged 86)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
College Montana State
Career history
As player
19561964 Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1963
CFL West All-Star 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
Awards 1962 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Harvey Douglas Wylie (April 6, 1933 – September 17, 2019) was a defensive back who played nine seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders (ending his career with them in 1964). [1] [2] For five consecutive seasons, he was an All-Western All-Star and twice he was an All-Canadian All-Star after playing football at Montana State university.

Wylie was also a punt returner, returning 257 punts for a 6.1 yard per punt average, and especially a prolific kick returner, returning 151 kickoffs for a 28.4 yard per kick average, scoring touchdowns of 105, 110, 104, and 102 yards from 1959 to 1962 [3]

He excelled in several sports: he played Junior "A" Hockey in Calgary and had a tryout with the Chicago White Sox. [2] Wylie was the winner of the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1962. [4] He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980 [2] and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1980. [1]

Wylie later went into business and served as President of Beaufort-Delta Oil Project Limited. [5] He died after a heart attack on September 17, 2019. [6] [7]

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Harvey Wylie". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. https://www.justsportsstats.com/footballstatsindex.php?player_id=wyliehar001
  4. "Andy Fantuz – R – Saskatchewan Roughriders". Official Site of the Canadian Football League. 2011. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  5. "Minutes of proceedings and evidence". National Resources and Public Works Issues 51-72. 1976. Retrieved 4 June 2011.