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1979 CFL Draft
1978 CFL Draft 1980 CFL Draft
Territorial Exemptions (Held January 25, 1979)
Team Player Pos College Note
British Columbia Lions Nick Hebeler DT Simon Fraser
British Columbia Lions Ron Morehouse LB San Diego State
Calgary Stampeders Doug Battershill DB Weber State
Calgary Stampeders Rob Forbes FB Drake from TOR
Calgary Stampeders Tom Krebs G Utah
Edmonton Eskimos Marco Cyncar DB Alberta
Edmonton Eskimos Kerry O'Connor RB Alberta
Hamilton Tiger-Cats John Priestner LB Western Ontario
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jim Reid RB Wilfrid Laurier
Montreal Alouettes Nick Arakgi TE Bishop's
Montreal Alouettes Phil Colwell RB Wilfrid Laurier
Ottawa Rough Riders Malcolm Inglis OT Carleton
Ottawa Rough Riders Pat Stoqua DB Carleton
Sasakatchewan Roughriders Tim Hook OG Montana
Sasakatchewan Roughriders Al Johns DT Pacific
Toronto Argonauts Mike McTague WR North Dakota State
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rick Chernoff TE Manitoba
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Bill Yaworsky DE Manitoba
Open Selections (Held February 14, 1979)
Round Overall Team Player Pos College Note
1 1 Toronto Argonauts Kevin Powell OT Utah State
1 2 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Al Chorney DB British Columbia
1 3 British Columbia Lions Mark Houghton RB California
1 4 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Gerry Hornett OT Simon Fraser from HAM
1 5 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Rick House RB Simon Fraser
1 6 Ottawa Rough Riders Carm Carteri LB Montana
1 7 Calgary Stampeders Darrell Moir WR Calgary
1 8 Calgary Stampeders Darrell Burko LB Saskatchewan from MTL
1 9 Edmonton Eskimos Dan Brown TE Calgary
2 10 Toronto Argonauts Dan Huclack RB Simon Fraser
2 11 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Bernie Crump DB British Columbia
2 12 British Columbia Lions Chris Curran DB Western Ontario
2 13 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jim O'Keefe DB Wilfrid Laurier
2 14 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jim Dziedzina TE Simon Fraser
2 15 Ottawa Rough Riders Al Dosant DB Windsor
2 16 Calgary Stampeders Ed Thomas DB Boise State
2 17 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Walt Payerl WR Western Ontario from MTL
2 18 Edmonton Eskimos Chris Davies TE British Columbia
3 19 Montreal Alouettes Ed Szpytma DE McMaster from TOR
3 20 British Columbia Lions Ken Aver DB St. Francis Xavier from SAS
3 21 British Columbia Lions Murray Watson DE Western Ontario
3 22 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Walt Passaglia WR Simon Fraser from HAM
3 23 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Doug Biggerstaff DE British Columbia
3 24 Montreal Alouettes Adrian Polesel OT McMaster from OTT
3 25 Calgary Stampeders Jeff Inglis OT Guelph
3 26 Montreal Alouettes Jim Rutka WR Queen's
3 27 Edmonton Eskimos Dave Roberts LB Queen's
4 28 Toronto Argonauts Brent Racette DE British Columbia
4 29 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Joe Sturby LB Saskatchewan
4 30 British Columbia Lions Torindo Panetta LB Carleton
4 31 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Chris Brewer DE Acadia from HAM
4 32 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jim McHugh LB McMaster
4 33 Ottawa Rough Riders David Green RB Carleton
4 34 Calgary Stampeders Clay Richards DB Gavilan JC
4 35 Montreal Alouettes Roland Mangold OG Truman State
4 36 Edmonton Eskimos Blair Shier OT Bishop's
5 37 Toronto Argonauts Mark Forsyth DB Wilfrid Laurier
5 38 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Lyle Bauer OG Weber State
5 39 British Columbia Lions John MacKay RB British Columbia
5 40 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mark Heidebrecht DT Springfield
5 41 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Bob McEachern LB Weber State
5 42 Ottawa Rough Riders Blaine Shore K Queen's
5 43 Calgary Stampeders Dan Hagen TE Seneca
5 44 Montreal Alouettes Harry Webster OT Bishop's
5 45 Edmonton Eskimos Gary Simpson DB Carleton
6 46 Toronto Argonauts Peter Racey OT Simon Fraser
6 47 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Paul Krepinski DT Utah State
6 48 British Columbia Lions Berry Muis WR British Columbia
6 49 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jack Davis DT Wilfrid Laurier
6 50 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Gerry Hatherly LB Manitoba
6 51 Ottawa Rough Riders Scott Spurgeon DB St. Francis Xavier
6 52 Calgary Stampeders Ossie Wilson DB McMaster
6 53 Montreal Alouettes Rich Payne LB Wilfrid Laurier
6 54 Edmonton Eskimos Bob Colak LB Windsor
7 55 Toronto Argonauts John Goodrow RB Toronto
7 56 Sasakatchewan Roughriders Lorne DeGroot DT Alberta
7 57 British Columbia Lions Paul Jaffe OG Carleton
7 58 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Peter Hepburn DT Wilfrid Laurier
7 59 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Barry Safniuk RB Manitoba
7 60 Ottawa Rough Riders Dave Behm RB Ottawa
7 61 Calgary Stampeders George Fieber C Manitoba
7 62 Montreal Alouettes Keir Cutler WR McGill
7 63 Edmonton Eskimos Paul Shugart TE Queen's
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