Hamilton Tiger Cats

Ken Evraire - Receiver - 1990-94, 97 - Wilfrid Laurier

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Ken Evraire was a star receiver with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the OUA. He was drafted 9th overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 1988 CFL amateur draft, before the season had started he was traded to Ottawa where he began his playing career.

 

He would see limited playing time with Ottawa posting his finest season as a Rough Rider in 1989 with over 400 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns playing with Damon Allen as his quarterback.

 

Partway through the 1990 season he was released by Ottawa and subsequently signed in Hamilton. He would enjoy his greatest success in the CFL as a Tiger Cat. He had a terrific season with Hamilton in 1992 with 1,081 receiving yards forming great chemistry with his old quarterback from Ottawa; Damon Allen. Evraire was named an Eastern All Star and represented the East division as the Most Outstanding Canadian. He would finish runner-up to Ray Elgaard for the league honour of Top Canadian. He would follow up his breakthrough 1992 season with back-to-back years of over 600 yards receiving.

 

Evraire would return to Ottawa as a free agent in 1995 where he saw limited action. After sitting out a season he would return to Hamilton in 1997 to conclude his playing career. He posted one of the finest pro careers of any player out of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

 

In retirement Evraire spent time as a television personality in Ottawa and has kept involved in football through coaching. 

 

 
 

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Ken Evraire   Wilfrid Laurier
  Receiving      
Yr Team C Yds Avg Lg TD
1988 Ott 8 74 9.3 16 1
1989 Ott 26 427 16.4 44 4
1990 Ott 22 315 14.3 30 2
Ham 0 0 0.0 0 0
1991 Ham 31 491 15.8 65 4
1992 Ham 61 1,081 17.7 53 3
1993 Ham 41 679 16.6 64 0
1994 Ham 44 644 14.6 62 3
1995 Ott 8 78 9.8 18 0
1996 Did Not Play      
1997 Ham 7 62 8.9 20 0
Total 11 248 3,851 15.5 65 17