Alex Webster

Alex Webster only played two years with the Montreal Alouettes (1953-54), but Webster is still considered one of the best running backs to play for the Als.  Webster played college football at North Carolina State, and was an 11th round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 1953, but chose to come to Montreal instead.

There are no individual rushing stats available for 1953 in the East, but in 1954 Webster led the East in rushing with 984 yards in a 14 game schedule.  Webster also had 23 catches for 376 yards receiving and led the East in kickoff return yardage with 393 more yards.  Need more proof of how good Webster was?  He had 16 touchdowns in that 1954 season, 10 rushing and 6 receiving to lead the East in scoring with 80 points (touchdowns were worth 5 points in 1954).  Also like many players of that era, Webster played both offense and defense and added two interceptions on defense.  Webster even filled in as a punter when needed.  Put that all together and Webster was an easy choice as an East All-Star in 1954 (there were no CFL All-Stars until 1962). Webster went to the Grey Cup with the Alouettes in 1954, but Montreal lost on the late fumble by Chuck Hunsinger which was returned for a TD by Jackie Parker.

After 1954, Webster returned to the States and played in the NFL for ten seasons with the New York Giants from 1955 to 1964.  Webster ended up with 4638 career yards rushing in the NFL, with his best season coming in 1961 when he ran for 928 yards.  After retiring as a player, Webster returned to the Giants as a head coach from 1969 to 1973, winning a UPI Coach of the Year in 1970 when the Giants went 9-5.

Alex Webster passed away at the age of 80 on March 3, 2012.

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GP and Points
Year Team GP TotTD Good ConvG TotS PTS
1953 MON 7 6 0 0 0 30
1954 MON 14 14 0 0 0 80


Rushing and Receiving
Year Team GP TC Yds Avg TD Long Rec Yds Avg TD Long
1953 MON 7                    
1954 MON 14 176 984 5.3 10 23 23 376 16.3 6 44

The games played stats are unofficial and taken from the 1954 Montreal media guide.


KO Returns
Year Team KOR Yds Avg TD Long
1953 MON          
1954 MON 18 393 21.8 0 41


Year Team P Yds Avg Long S
1953 MON          
1954 MON 12 377 31.4 43 0


Year Team Int Yds Avg TDInt Long
1953 MON          
1954 MON 2 0 0 0 0


1954 Blue Ribbon Tea Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Alex Webster