Wirkowski was a good passing QB for Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary in the 1950s. Unfortunately, no official stats are available for his first two seasons in Toronto (1952-53), so his stats start in his third year in 1954 which was his last in Toronto (the first time around anyway). Wirkowski threw 355 passes, completing 55.8% for 2960 yards. In 1955, Wirkowski joined Hamilton for his first of two seasons with the Tiger-Cats. His numbers dropped about in half (188 pass attempts in 1955) on the more run orientated Tiger-Cats. In 1957, Wirkowski moved to Calgary and put up similar stats (181 attempts), but had a much better season in 1958 with 269 attempts and 2300 yards passing. In 1959, Wirkowski lost his starting job to a young QB named Joe Kapp. Wirkowski was sent back to Toronto in 1960 for his final season where he served as a backup to Tobin Rote.
No individual stats are available for 1952-53. Games played stats were not kept in the East until 1960 and in the West until 1964.
The 1957 and 1958 stats include losses while passing.