Ernie Warlick played his college ball at North Carolina Central and played five years for Calgary from 1957 to 1961. Prior to joining the Stampeders, Warlick played three years of military ball with the Bolling Air Force team. Warlick played on both sides of the ball, at wide receiver, and defensive back. Warlick won West All-Star honours (there ere no CFL all-stars until 1962) three times, in 1958, 1959 and 1960.
After leaving the Stampeders, Warlick joined the Buffalo Bills of the newly founded AFL. Warlick played four seasons (1962-65) with the Bills and The big (six feet four) Warlick won a pair of AFL championships with the Bills. Nicknamed appropriately "Hands" for both the size of his hands and his ability to cath the ball, Warlick had 90 catches and 1551 yards with the Bills.
Ernie Warlick passed away on November 24, 2012.