Lewis Cook (Canadian football)

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Lewis Cook
Born:December 5, 1946
Tucson, Arizona
Career information
Position(s)DB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
CollegeUniversity of Idaho
Career history
As player
1970Montreal Alouettes
1972–73Saskatchewan Roughriders
1974Detroit Wheels
1975Montreal Alouettes
1976Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1977Saskatchewan Roughriders
1977Montreal Alouettes
1977Toronto Argonauts
Awards1975 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
Honours1970 - Grey Cup Champion

Lewis Cook is a former award-winning defensive back in the Canadian Football League.

A graduate of University of Idaho, Cook came to Canada to play professional football, having a well traveled career. He began with the Montreal Alouettes, playing 3 games in 1970 (and 21 total regular season games for the Larks)[1] He then moved to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1972 for 2 seasons, his best being his first when he intercepted 6 passes and returned one for a touchdown.[2] He then played one season in the short lived World Football League with the Detroit Wheels.[3] He again played for the Montreal Alouettes in 1975, returning a punt 98 yards for a TD and winning the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award in a losing cause against the Edmonton Eskimos. He played 1976 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, rejoined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1977, but was traded to the Als yet again, and finished his career with 2 games for the Toronto Argonauts.[4] He had 14 interceptions during his career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montreal Alouettes All-Time Roster
  2. ^ 1972 CFL Record Book
  3. ^ 1974 Detroit Wheels Roster
  4. ^ 2009 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide