|Born:||February 27, 1922|
|Died:||August 22, 1997 75)(aged|
|NFL draft|| 1943 / Round: 29 / Pick 271|
(By the Detroit Lions)
|CFL East All-Star||1946-1949|
|Awards||1947 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy|
|Honours||1949 - Grey Cup champion|
Virgil Wagner (February 27, 1922 - August 22, 1997) was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football halfback for the Montreal Alouettes. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
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