Reg Wheeler

Reg Wheeler's nickname was "Mr. Hamilton" and it was very appropriate. Wheeler was born in Hamilton, worked 46 years at Dofasco in Hamilton and served for 28 years as an alderman for the city.

Wheeler was a tackle as a football player and in those days, that meant playing both ways. Wheeler first played with the Hamilton Tigers of the IRFU / Big Four (which would later become the East Division of the modern CFL) in 1939 and 1940. After the war, Wheeler played with the Hamilton Wildcats of the ORFU from 1944-48. The 1948 Wildcats played in the IRFU when the Tigers and Wildcats switched leagues. In 1950, the two t eams would merge to form the modern Tiger-Cats.

Reg Wheeler passed away on October 21, 2012.

Wheeler One of the Returning Players for Tigers - September25, 1940

Reg Wheeler, a Tough Advocate for Hamilton - October 23, 2012

Former Alderman, Gridiron Star Reg Wheeler Dies

Year Team GP
1939 HTG
1940 HTG
1944 HWC
1945 HWC
1946 HWC
1947 HWC
1948 HWC 6