Wayne Drinkwalter
Born: (1966-04-23) April 23, 1966 (age 55)
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg)
CJFLThunder Bay Giants
CFL draft1989 / Round: 3 / Pick: 19
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
1989Hamilton Tiger-Cats
19891995Saskatchewan Roughriders
1996Calgary Stampeders
1997BC Lions

Wayne Drinkwalter (born April 23, 1966) is a former Canadian football defensive lineman who played nine seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions. He was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the third round of the 1989 CFL Draft. He played amateur football for the Thunder Bay Giants of the Canadian Junior Football League. Drinkwalter was also a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Professional career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Drinkwalter was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with the nineteenth pick in the 1989 CFL Draft.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

He was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in July 1989 for offensive lineman Darrel Harle. The Roughriders won the 77th Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on November 26, 1989. He played for the Roughriders until 1995 and was released before the start of the 1996 CFL season.[1]

Calgary Stampeders

Drinkwalter played for the Calgary Stampeders in 1996.[1]

BC Lions

Drinkwalter played his final season for the BC Lions in 1997.[1]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Drinkwalter was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for a fifth round draft pick but never played for the team.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Wayne Drinkwalter". cflapedia.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014.