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Lucky
Whitehead
#7 Wide Receiver
Lucky
Whitehead
#7 Wide Receiver
Height 5'10
Weight 177 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-06-02 (30)
Born Manassas, VA
School Florida Atlantic
Status AMER
Receptions 73
Yards 966
Touchdowns 3
Average 13.2

 

Born: June 2nd, 1992 – Manassas, Virginia
2022Years as a Lion: 2nd  Years in CFL: 3rd   Status: American
Career Games: 27   Playoffs: 0    Grey Cup: 1

Acquired:

Lucky was signed by the Lions as a free agent on Feb 9, 2021.

Highlights:
2021: Lucky brought an immediate spark to the new-look Lions offensive unit and would earn both CFL and West Division All-Star selections for the first time in his career plus a team nomination for CFL Most Outstanding Player. Despite missing two games due to a broken hand, Whitehead led all Lions with 1,212 combined yards and caught 60 passes for 932 yards (good for 5th overall in the CFL) and five touchdowns. His special teams highlights included a 119-yard missed field goal return touchdown in a week six victory over Ottawa.

Additional accolades from 2021:

  • CFL leader with 447 Yards After the Catch (YAC), that number accounting for 48 percent of his overall total.
  • 5 yards per reception was best amongst Lions and second-highest CFL total behind Winnipeg’s Kenny Lawler.
  • Recorded four games of 100 or more receiving yards.
  • Lions’ team nominee for CFL Most Outstanding Player
  • Named a CFL Top Performer of the Month for both September and November.
  • Voted as both a CFL and West Division All-Star.

 

2019: Lucky officially became a Winnipeg Blue Bomber on May 9, 2019, where he played a role as a receiver and return specialist. During his 15 appearances in 2019, Lucky hauled in 52 passes for 521 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 3 against the Edmonton Football Team, Lucky recorded his first breakout game in the CFL. He caught a 75-yard touchdown late in the first quarter and finished the game with seven receptions for 155 yards and a total of two scores. On special teams, Lucky recorded 596 yards off kickoff returns, including a highlight-reel worthy 104-yard return TD against the Toronto Argonauts in Week 5. Lucky was a part of the 2019 Grey Cup team for Winnipeg.

2015-2018: Lucky spent the 2015 & 2016 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. After signed as an undrafted free agent, he took on the kick return duty for Dallas. Lucky registered 1,151 total return yards, 189 rushing yards and nine receptions for 64 receiving yards. He was released by the Cowboys in July 2017 but was shortly claimed off waivers by the New York Jets. From 2017 to 2018, Lucky was on and off the injured reserve list and was released by the Jets at the end of August 2018.

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2021
CFL West Division All-Star: 2021
Team finalist for Most Outstanding Player: 2021

College:

Lucky was a first-team All-American honors and first-team All-Conference player at Dean College. He transferred to Florida Atlantic University for the 2013 & 2014 seasons. In 2013 through 10 game appearances, Lucky registered 284 all-purpose yards for the season. In 2014, Lucky was a threat at receiving and kick returning. He finished the year for the Owls with 76 receptions for 706 yards and six scores. He also took 21 carries for 210 yards and two scores. Lucky averaged 24.7 yards on kickoff returns and earned the offensive MVP for FAU.

 

 

Seasons

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2019
WPG 15 52 72 521 322 2 10.0 75
2021
BC 12 60 82 932 447 4 15.5 75
2022
BC 14 73 99 966 395 3 13.2 90
Total
41 185 253 2419 1164 9 13.1 90

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2019
WPG 15 9 92 1 10.2 25
2021
BC 12 2 12 0 6.0 11
2022
BC 14 2 2 0 1.0 3
Total
41 13 106 1 8.2 25

Punt Returns

YEAR TEAM GP PR YDS AVG LG TD
2019
WPG 15 7 54 7.70 13 0
2021
BC 12 12 130 10.80 79 1
2022
BC 14 14 86 6.10 13 0
Total
41 33 270 8.2 79 1

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2019
WPG 15 20 596 29.80 104 1
2021
BC 12 1 0 0.00 0 0
2022
BC 14 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
41 21 596 28.4 104 1

Missed FG Returns

YEAR TEAM GP NO YDS AVG LG TD
2019
WPG 15 2 62 31.00 36 0
2021
BC 12 2 138 69.00 119 1
2022
BC 14 2 33 16.50 20 0
Total
41 6 233 38.8 119 1

Game Log

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-11
1 EDM 6 6 110 0 18.3 44
06-25
3 TOR 9 10 87 0 9.7 15
06-30
4 OTT 5 7 40 0 8.0 14
07-09
5 WPG 2 4 14 0 7.0 8
07-21
7 HAM 8 9 111 1 13.9 43
07-29
8 SSK 5 7 35 0 7.0 16
08-06
9 EDM 6 7 148 1 24.7 69
08-13
10 CGY 7 9 57 0 8.1 32
08-19
11 SSK 9 11 136 1 15.1 90
08-26
12 SSK 3 7 48 0 16.0 28
09-09
14 MTL 3 7 29 0 9.7 10
09-17
15 CGY 4 6 24 0 6.0 8
09-24
16 CGY 3 4 40 0 13.3 20
09-30
17 OTT 3 5 87 0 29.0 54
Total
73 99 966 3 13.3 451

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-11
1 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
06-25
3 TOR 1 3 0 3.0 3
06-30
4 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-09
5 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-21
7 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-29
8 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-06
9 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-13
10 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-19
11 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-26
12 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-09
14 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-17
15 CGY 1 -1 0 -1.0 -1
09-24
16 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-30
17 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
2 2 0 1.0 2

Punt Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-11
1 EDM 4 20 5.00 9 0
06-25
3 TOR 2 14 7.00 13 0
06-30
4 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-09
5 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-21
7 HAM 3 12 4.00 5 0
07-29
8 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-06
9 EDM 3 30 10.00 13 0
08-13
10 CGY 2 10 5.00 6 0
08-19
11 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-26
12 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-09
14 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-17
15 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-24
16 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-30
17 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
14 86 0.0 13 31

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-11
1 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-25
3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-30
4 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-09
5 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-21
7 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-29
8 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-06
9 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-13
10 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-19
11 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-26
12 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-09
14 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-17
15 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-24
16 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-30
17 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0

Missed FG Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-11
1 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-25
3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-30
4 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-09
5 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-21
7 HAM 1 20 20.00 20 0
07-29
8 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-06
9 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-13
10 CGY 1 13 13.00 13 0
08-19
11 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-26
12 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-09
14 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-17
15 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-24
16 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-30
17 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
2 33 0.0 20 33