Brian Wiggins

Brian Wiggins is a former award-winning wide receiver in the Canadian Football League.

Brian Wiggins
Born:June 14, 1968
New Rochelle, NY
Career information
Position(s)Wide receiver
CollegeTexas Southern University
Career history
As player
1991New England Patriots*
1992New Orleans Night
1993–1994Calgary Stampeders
1995-1997Carolina Panthers*
1998Edmonton Eskimos
Awards1993 - Jackie Parker Trophy

Wiggins played his college football at Texas Southern University. Not drafted and a free agent, he signed with the New England Patriots in 1991 but was released before the regular season. He played for the New Orleans Night of the Arena Football League in 1992 where he caught 72 passes for 805 yards.[1]

He joined the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 1993, and his 47 catches for 881 yards won the Jackie Parker Trophy for best rookie in the Western Conference. In 1994, he had 64 catches for 859 yards and became a free agent after the season, leaving the CFL. During 1995 and 1996 he was on the Carolina Panthers practice squad.[2] In 1998, he returned with Edmonton and caught 31 passes for 443 yards.[3] His 16 receptions in one game, at Saskatchewan, October 23, 1993, is still a CFL record.[4]

In 2000, he was named head coach for the San Antonio Matadors of the Spring Football League. Presently he is the President and Coach of the Houston Energy, a team in the Women's Football Alliance.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] ArenaFan records: Brian Wiggins
  2. ^ Panthers Get Some Hitting In, by Steve Wiseman & Richard Coco, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, July 30, 1997
  3. ^ [2] CFLAPEDIA entry: Brian Wiggins
  4. ^ "Archived Document". Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2014-01-14. CFL records - receiving
  5. ^ "Archived Document". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-21. Houston Energy - Brian Wiggins