Chris Walby

Bio

Full name: Chris Walby

Born Oct. 23, 1956 in Winnipeg, MB (63 years old)

Drafted in 1981 as DT by MTL
4th overall (4th position in 1st round) from Dickinson State.

Last Season (1996) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Non-import
  • Height: 6′ 7″
  • Position: T
  • Jersey: #63
Amateur Programs
  • Dickinson State
  • Winnipeg Rods Jr.
16 Season Career with MTL, WPG

Active years: 1981–1996

258 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 254 regular season games
  • 4 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
Weekly
1986
  • Lineman Star Week 6 (WPG)
  • Lineman Star Week 18 (WPG)
1987
  • Lineman Star Week 3 (WPG)
1988
  • Lineman Star Week 4 (WPG)
1990
  • Lineman Star Week 4 (WPG)
  • Lineman Star Week 18 (WPG)
1991
  • Lineman Star Week 8 (WPG)
1992
  • Lineman Star Week 18 (WPG)
1993
  • Lineman Star Division Finals (WPG)
1994
  • Lineman Star Week 11 (WPG)
1996
  • Lineman Star Week 2 (WPG)
  • 1986 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1987 Winner (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1989 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
  • 1989 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1990 Division Finalist (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1991 Division Finalist (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1992 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1993 Winner (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1994 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1996 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman
  • 1996 Team Nominee (WPG) Most Outstanding Canadian Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Chris Walby was inducted into the Player wing in 2003 (CFHoF profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Chris Walby was inducted into the Player wing in 2000.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ring of Honour

Chris Walby was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Chris Walby was inducted into the Player wing in 2006.

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
16 seasons
(Rank: T15th,
99th percentile,
17 CFL seasons)
2 teams 254
(Rank: T26th,
99th percentile,
254 CFL games)
0 4
1981 MTL 68 5 -- 0
  WPG 63 2 -- 0
  1981 Total 2 Teams   7 -- 0
1982 WPG 63 16 -- 0
1983 WPG 63 13 -- 0
1984 WPG 63 16 -- 1
1985 WPG 63 16 -- 0
1986 WPG 63 18 -- 0
1987 WPG 63 18 -- 0
1988 WPG 63 18 -- 0
1989 WPG 63 17 -- 0
1990 WPG 63 14 -- 1
1991 WPG 63 18 -- 0
1992 WPG 63 14 -- 1
1993 WPG 63 18 -- 1
1994 WPG 63 18 -- 0
1995 WPG 63 15 -- 0
1996 WPG 63 18 -- 0