Rewind Day 4: Tre Ford becomes first Black quarterback to win the Hec Crighton
Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford was honoured with the Hec Crighton Trophy as the most outstanding player in U SPORTS football at the annual Vanier Cup gala in Quebec City.
After averaging 252 passing yards per game, Ford became the first Warrior to win the award in program history. Ford’s accomplishments have made him a trailblazer, making history for the University of Waterloo, but more importantly, Ford became the first black quarterback to be awarded the Hec Crighton Trophy.
Ford, who also competed for Waterloo’s track and field as a sprinter was also recognized as U SPORTS Men’s Athlete of the Year and was drafted eighth overall by the Edmonton Elks in the 2022 CFL Draft.
Ford became the first U SPORTS quarterback since Greg Vavra to start and win a CFL game since Canadian Football Hall of Famer Greg Vavra in 1985.