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1983 British Columbia Lions (CFL)

1st place • Western Division • 11-5-0 .688
1983 CFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Don Matthews
Jerry BrunerOffensive Line
Steve BurattoDefensive Coordinator
Greg NewhouseDefensive Backfield
Adam RitaOffensive Coordinator
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri6/10/1983AEdmonton Eskimos52-20WEdmonton, ABCommonwealth Stadium42196
Fri6/17/1983AWinnipeg Blue Bombers24-23WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium15938
Thu6/23/1983HCalgary Stampeders41-19WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium53472
Thu6/30/1983HSaskatchewan Roughriders37-26WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium30984
Thu7/14/1983AToronto Argonauts14-17LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium39437
Sun7/24/1983HSaskatchewan Roughriders44-28WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium41801
Sat7/30/1983AHamilton Tiger-Cats34-20WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium16101
Sun8/7/1983HCalgary Stampeders32-16WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium37496
Fri8/12/1983AEdmonton Eskimos43-13WEdmonton, ABCommonwealth Stadium52765
Sat8/20/1983HWinnipeg Blue Bombers44-6WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium56852
Sat8/27/1983HMontreal Concordes28-6WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium36743
Fri9/2/1983AOttawa Rough Riders19-49LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park22234
Sat9/10/1983HToronto Argonauts14-32LVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium52656
Sat9/17/1983AMontreal Concordes42-26WMontreal, QCOlympic Stadium17161
Sun9/25/1983HEdmonton Eskimos31-30WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium52430
Mon10/10/1983AWinnipeg Blue Bombers30-18WWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium31508
Sun10/16/1983ACalgary Stampeders16-25LCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium24013
Sat10/22/1983HHamilton Tiger-Cats41-16WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium43513
Sun10/30/1983ASaskatchewan Roughriders5-11LRegina, SKTaylor Field23471
Sat11/5/1983HOttawa Rough Riders40-13WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium42901
Western Final
Sun11/20/1983HWinnipeg Blue Bombers39-21WVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium59409
Grey Cup
Sun11/27/1983HToronto Argonauts17-18LVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium59345
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Ned Armour8WR6-118526San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State3
John Blain68OT6-626528San Jose State16
Gerald Bradley72WR6-118022Weber State1
Jamie Buis69OT6-426521Simon Fraser1
Melvin Byrd10DB5-916025UC Davis15
Jacques Chapdelaine71SB6-018522Simon Fraser16
Ron Cherkas66DE6-424030Utah5
Tim Cowan14QB6-019023Washington3
Jon Craver64DE6-324022James Madison2
Larry Crawford28DB5-1117524Iowa State16
Tyrone Crews50LB6-223027Kansas State16
James Curry55DT6-224526Nevada-Reno9
Mark DeBrueys3SB6-221025Western Ontario12
Roy Dewalt9QB6-121027Texas-Arlington15
Mervyn Fernandez24WR6-221024San Jose CC; DeAnza JC; San Jose State16
Bernie Glier7DB6-119523British Columbia16
Sammy Greene35WR6-119024Nevada-Las Vegas14
Dennis Guevin67OT6-527524Simon Fraser16
Jo Jo Heath26DB5-1018226Pittsburgh14
Nick Hebeler58DE6-424526Simon Fraser5
Donnie Hickman62OT6-226128Southern California10
Ken Hinton18DB5-916928San Diego State1
Glen Jackson37LB6-320629Simon Fraser15
Andre Jones32DB6-120027Nevada-Las Vegas8
Larry Jones23RB5-1018424Colorado State8
Tim Kearse1WR5-1018624San Jose State1
Mike KirkleyRB5-1020524Western Ontario1
Rick Klassen60DE6-224024Simon Fraser16
Kevin Konar31LB6-121525British Columbia16
Joe Kuklo11S6-217524Simon Fraser6
Pete Lavorato27DB6-119531Utah State6
Glenn Leonhard54OG6-425529Manitoba16
Nelson Martin4S6-018525Simon Fraser; Seneca16
Billy McBride16DB6-118527Tennessee State2
Dave McNeel45LB6-122024Missouri2
Warner Miles51OG6-223524Ottawa12
Mack Moore78DT6-425824Texas A&M16
John Pankratz21SB6-018026Simon Fraser16
Joe Paopao6QB6-120228MiraCosta JC; Long Beach State14
Kerry Parker17DB6-120028Grambling State16
Lui Passaglia5K-P5-1118029Simon Fraser160
Ryan Potter33RB5-1120224Western Ontario16
Brent Racette74DE6-223028British Columbia14
Gerald Roper65OG6-325524Golden West JC; Arizona13
Ray Strong34RB5-918427Contra Costa JC; Nevada-Las Vegas4
Don Swafford63OT6-726026Florida6
Don Taylor19RB5-918528Central (Iowa)16
Ruben Vaughan79DT6-225527Colorado4
Ray Waddy25DB5-1117527Wharton County JC; Texas A&M-Kingsville6
Rob WaiteDT6-125126British Columbia3
Mike Washburn23SB6-019025New Brunswick2
John Henry White20RB5-919028Louisiana Tech14
Al Wilson52C6-124033Montana State16
DRAFT LIST - TERRITORIAL
PlayerPosCollege
Jim MillsOTHawaii
DRAFT LIST - OPEN
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
15Jacques ChapdelaineWRSimon Fraser
18Jamie BuisOTSimon Fraser
214Kevin LapaLBWeber State
217Peter LeclaireFBBritish Columbia
323Bill BickowskiFBWilfrid Laurier
432Jerome ErdmanWRSimon Fraser
541Harold JackmannOTMinnesota State-Moorhead
650Kyle BarrowLBWestern Ontario
759Mike BrownDBToronto
868Ken MunroeWRBritish Columbia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals12916086102477
Opponents Totals399287108326
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals34010919734111889
Opponents Totals28281180211311091
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Lui Passaglia0454697.800-435972.9170191
Mervyn Fernandez100011-000062
John Henry White80000-000048
Sammy Greene70000-000042
John Pankratz70000-000042
Larry Crawford20000-000012
Roy Dewalt20000-000012
Jo Jo Heath20000-000012
Larry Jones20000-000012
Kerry Parker20000-000012
Ray Strong20000-000012
Melvin Byrd10000-00006
Andre Jones10000-00006
Don Taylor10000-00006
(Team)00000-00012
Team Totals47454697.811435972.9171477
Opponents Totals33290263574.3153326
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Henry White844415.3307
Roy Dewalt583526.1402
Larry Jones652734.2371
Ray Strong341735.1212
Don Taylor291174.0141
Sammy Greene9647.1481
Joe Paopao9252.850
Ryan Potter4194.8130
Team Totals29214645.014
Opponents Totals29414014.8
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roy Dewalt44227527515136378.213.279225.0163.689.7
Joe Paopao1478585519686.611.43421.4117.551.1
Tim Cowan215516532.510.62000.000.039.6
Lui Passaglia200100.000.0150.00.0
Team Totals61236559.621945687.512.5243.9284.676.9
Opponents Totals56929551.823241827.314.2427.457
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Mervyn Fernandez78128416.57410
Sammy Greene7575510.1335
John Pankratz6396115.3797
Larry Jones333209.7251
John Henry White3140413.0571
Jacques Chapdelaine2225811.7340
Don Taylor1820511.4240
Ray Strong161418.8330
Mark DeBrueys1417012.1320
Ned Armour66210.3270
Ryan Potter45313.3200
Tim Kearse22311.5120
Gerald Bradley2126.070
Joe Kuklo188.080
Gerald Roper0220
Team Totals365456812.524
Opponents Totals295418214.2
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Crawford1217214.3442
Kerry Parker68614.3651
Jo Jo Heath510821.6341
Bernie Glier58316.6230
Melvin Byrd414035.01071
Nelson Martin46716.8230
Tyrone Crews36220.7400
Kevin Konar284.080
Billy McBride100.000
Team Totals4272617.35
Opponents Totals2851618.4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Lui Passaglia117586850.293-
Team Totals117586850.2-1193538540.5
Opponents Totals154714946.4-1205594438.6
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Crawford7476610.4500
Jo Jo Heath343059.0250
Melvin Byrd56112.2200
Billy McBride3268.7180
Mervyn Fernandez2199.5120
Kerry Parker11818.0180
Pete Lavorato155.050
Tyrone Crews055L0
Team Totals120120510.00
Opponents Totals111119310.7
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Lui Passaglia69381555.3821
Team Totals69381555.3
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Sammy Greene2774927.71131
Larry Jones820926.1610
Ray Strong718726.7580
Larry Crawford615025.0320
Ned Armour23618.0210
Warner Miles22814.0110
Tim Kearse12424.0240
Jacques Chapdelaine11818.0180
Glenn Leonhard11717.0170
Don Swafford111.010
James Curry100.000
Team Totals57141924.91
Opponents Totals66146822.2
SACKSNOYDS
Mack Moore15.0
Rick Klassen7.0
Brent Racette6.0
James Curry6.0
Glen Jackson5.5
Kevin Konar3.0
Tyrone Crews3.0
Melvin Byrd3.0
Nick Hebeler2.0
Jon Craver2.0
Ruben Vaughan1.5
Jo Jo Heath1.0
Bernie Glier1.0
Ron Cherkas1.0
Team Totals57.0
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ned Armour2200000
John Blain0010100
Larry Crawford2010100
Tyrone Crews1000000
James Curry1010100
Mark DeBrueys2210100
Roy Dewalt8510100
Mervyn Fernandez2200000
Bernie Glier0001100
Sammy Greene1000000
Dennis Guevin2000000
Jo Jo Heath31145731
Glen Jackson0002200
Andre Jones00011671
Larry Jones2200000
Rick Klassen0011200
Kevin Konar1001100
Nelson Martin0011250
Mack Moore0004400
John Pankratz1010100
Joe Paopao1000000
Kerry Parker00224361
Lui Passaglia0020200
Ryan Potter0011200
Brent Racette0002200
Gerald Roper0010100
Ray Strong3100000
Rob Waite0001100
John Henry White1110100
Al Wilson0010100
Team Totals33161721381813
Opponents Totals211616
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