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Sonny Wade, #14


Originally from Virginia, Sonny Wade was drafted in by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969 but decided to join the Alouettes, who were coming out of a decade-long slump.

Wade played 10 seasons with Montreal as quarterback and punter, participating in five Grey Cups and winning three. Wade was famous for making clutch plays, and became the first player in CFL history to win the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award three times (1970, 1974, 1977).

Wade left the Alouettes in 1978, with 1,083 completions, 89 touchdown passes and 852 punts (an unbeaten Alouettes record).