Jordan Gagner holds a special accolade next to his name as one of only a handful of Canadian quarterbacks to ever be drafted in the CFL. The Vancouver native was drafted in the 7th round (52nd overall) by the Calgary Stampeders in the 1988 CFL Draft. The UBC alum was the first Thunderbird to be awarded the Hec Crighton Trophy as the country’s Most Outstanding Player. He started all five years for the T-Birds between 1984-1988 and, in 1986, he pivoted the T-Birds to a perfect CIS season and a Vanier Cup win. The T-Birds followed that up in 1987 with an another almost-perfect CIS season losing the 2nd Vanier Cup in two consecutive years to McGill. At the Vanier Cup in 1987, Gagner set the record for the most passes attempted in the championship game. Gagner still holds six UBC single season and career passing records including most passing yards in a career with 10,187.
After his pro football career ended, Gagner began his lucrative career in the BC business arena. He completed his MBA from UBC in 1994, earned his Certified Financial Planner certification in 2000, and his Chartered Life Underwriter certification in 2005. His Company, Wiffen Financial Services, has been serving the Lower Mainland’s Financial Planning market since 1998. He is married to Pam, and they are blessed with 3 children: Landon, Brady, and Alexis. The family emigrated to Phoenix in 2009, and are in the process of obtaining their dual citizenship. Gagner has traded his love for football in recent years to watch his two boys play lacrosse in the US College Ranks.