Weber State tight end Gerald Wilcox was the No. 1 pick in the 1989 Canadian Football League draft, selected by the Ottawa Rough Riders.

The Rough Riders earned the top pick in Saturday's draft based on their 2-16 record during the 1988 CFL season.The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Wilcox was a three-year starter for Weber State. In his four seasons with the Wildcats, he caught 85 passes for 1,315 yards and nine touchdowns.

He set a Weber State single-game record last season for most TD receptions with four against Southern Utah State. Wilcox finished the 1988 season with 30 receptions for 488 yards and six TDs.

Wilcox started the 1986 season leading the Big Sky Conference in receiving with 30 catches for 434 yards through six games. But he suffered a broken arm against Boise State and missed the last five games of his sophomore year.

The CFL draft consists of eight rounds. All players selected are Canadians. Wilcox is a native of London, Ontario.