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1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)

3rd place • Eastern Division • 5-10-1 .344
1983 CFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Bud Riley (4-8-0); Al Bruno (1-2-1)
Steve GoldmanReceivers
John LowryOffensive Line
Ted SchmitzDefensive Line
Rich StublerDefensive Backfield
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri6/10/1983AToronto Argonauts6-24LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium28520
Wed6/15/1983HToronto Argonauts35-24WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium11302
Wed6/22/1983HMontreal Concordes25-18WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium11250
Wed6/29/1983AOttawa Rough Riders40-47LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park13331
Sat7/9/1983HEdmonton Eskimos32-35LHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium17211
Sat7/16/1983ASaskatchewan Roughriders50-19WRegina, SKTaylor Field25569
Fri7/22/1983AWinnipeg Blue Bombers18-29LWinnipeg, MBWinnipeg Stadium24052
Sat7/30/1983HBritish Columbia Lions20-34LHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium16101
Sat8/6/1983AToronto Argonauts31-18WToronto, ONExhibition Stadium43568
Sat8/13/1983HOttawa Rough Riders24-22WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium14729
Sun8/21/1983ACalgary Stampeders15-29LCalgary, ABMcMahon Stadium24565
Mon9/5/1983HMontreal Concordes35-30WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium18547
Sun9/11/1983AEdmonton Eskimos21-50LEdmonton, ABCommonwealth Stadium51428
Sun9/18/1983HToronto Argonauts16-50LHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium25128
Sun9/25/1983AOttawa Rough Riders25-29LOttawa, ONLansdowne Park26014
Sat10/1/1983HWinnipeg Blue Bombers19-34LHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium19266
Sat10/15/1983HSaskatchewan Roughriders34-22WHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium11000
Sat10/22/1983ABritish Columbia Lions16-41LVancouver, BCB.C. Place Stadium43513
Sun10/30/1983HCalgary Stampeders12-35LHamilton, ONIvor Wynne Stadium14010
Sun11/6/1983AMontreal Concordes21-21TMontreal, QCOlympic Stadium41157
Eastern Semi-Final
Sun11/13/1983AOttawa Rough Riders33-31WOttawa, ONLansdowne Park28524
Eastern Final
Sun11/20/1983AToronto Argonauts36-41LToronto, ONExhibition Stadium54530
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Marv Allemang63OT6-325530Acadia16
Jeff Arp53OG6-322524Western Ontario16
Keith Baker1WR5-1018526Texas A&M; Texas Southern15
Mike Barker66DT6-428024Grambling State9
Gerald Bess14CB6-018825Tuskegee15
Pat Brady51OG6-124023Western Ontario16
Mark Bragagnolo22FB6-121528Toronto15
Dieter Brock5QB6-019532Auburn; Jacksonville State6
Tom Clements2QB5-1018530Notre Dame10
Scott Collie25SB6-119023Brigham Young5
Grover Covington77DE6-223527Johnson C. Smith16
Rufus Crawford21RB5-1018028Virginia State12
Rocky DiPietro23SB6-321027Ottawa16
Neil Evans33CB6-020525Toronto6
Leo Ezerins72LB6-422527Whitworth15
Derek FaggianiOL6-426724Simon Fraser3
Howard Fields16DB5-1019025Baylor16
Ross Francis54OG6-325526Queen's16
Pete Gales12QB6-317024Iowa6
Greg Gary41LB6-122125Fullerton State5
Ed Gataveckas39LB6-021526Acadia16
Paul Gohier62OT6-428026McGill7
Dave Graffi32FB6-022024Wilfrid Laurier16
Kelly HamiltonLB6-221524Sequoias JC1
Bill Howard60C6-227024Western Ontario9
Ron Johnson73WR6-318825Monterey Peninsula JC; Long Beach State16
Steve Kearns34SB6-121427Liberty5
Wayne Lee17SB6-119524Ottawa14
Terry Lehne25DB5-1118524Saskatchewan6
Claude Mathews79DT6-225425Auburn6
Mike McIntyre26DB5-1118525New Brunswick16
Alfonzo McMillianDB6-320027Southwestern Oklahoma State2
Ryan Moore71WR5-917024none4
Jim Muller79DE6-321526Queen's1
Paul Palma69OT6-327323Concordia (Quebec)16
Mitchell Price65DE6-326022West Alabama16
John Priestner36MLB6-223025Western Ontario16
Bernie Ruoff10P-K6-018532Syracuse160
Dave Sauve58DT6-426024Harvard16
Johnny Shepherd19RB5-1018526Liberty; West Alabama16
Mark Streeter20CB6-019026Youngstown State; North Iowa Area CC; Arizona15
Mickey SuttonDB5-816823Chabot JC; Montana1
Jeff Tedford9QB6-018722Cerritos JC; Fresno State11
Dom Vetro27WR5-1018025Wilfrid Laurier8
Merv Walker29DB6-018031none5
Mike Walker61DT6-225024Washington State14
Henry Waszczuk50C6-023033Kent State13
Felix Wright28DB6-229424Drake12
Mark Young18DB5-1118023Morgan State4
Ben Zambiasi31OLB6-120627Georgia11
DRAFT LIST - TERRITORIAL
PlayerPosCollege
Jim PendergastWRQueen's
DRAFT LIST - OPEN
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
213Paul PalmaOTConcordia (Quebec)
322Casey LapaLBBritish Columbia
431Rory RadfordLBGuelph
540George PivaOTBritish Columbia
649David BraceTEWestern Connecticut State
758Mike ZivolakCWestern Ontario
867Jack KalthofLBSaskatchewan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals561567899389
Opponents Totals10214686164498
TEAM STATSTOPFirst DownsRushPassPen2nd Down Efficiency3rd Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2868218123119952
Opponents Totals349110219201351059
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSSAFPTS
Bernie Ruoff03535100.00-314273.8210149
Keith Baker10001-000062
Rufus Crawford6000-000036
Ron Johnson6000-000036
Johnny Shepherd5000-000030
Gerald Bess2000-000012
Mark Bragagnolo2000-000012
Dieter Brock2000-000012
Scott Collie2000-000012
Rocky DiPietro2000-000012
Mark Streeter1000-00006
Felix Wright1000-00006
Steve Kearns0001-00002
(Team)0000-00012
Team Totals393535100.024314273.8211389
Opponents Totals54455314667.4222498
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Shepherd19710695.4621
Mark Bragagnolo401974.9120
Rufus Crawford351143.3175
Rocky DiPietro02525L0
Dieter Brock14241.762
Tom Clements12181.580
Pete Gales6162.7140
Dave Graffi5112.240
Keith Baker2105.0160
Jeff Tedford691.5100
Bernie Ruoff155.050
Team Totals31814984.78
Opponents Totals36018105.0
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Tom Clements32319019011824167.512.786195.9154.682.5
Dieter Brock1971141147712416.310.94984.163.077.4
Jeff Tedford341717132146.312.66700.0411.830.4
Pete Gales13666433.37.21900.017.722.3
Bernie Ruoff11103636.036.03600.000.0118.8
Keith Baker100000.000.01100.00.0
Team Totals56932857.621439506.912.0274.7274.775.1
Opponents Totals57832055.423350408.715.8254.349
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Keith Baker6691113.85210
Johnny Shepherd5858310.1664
Rocky DiPietro5669312.4362
Ron Johnson5391417.2866
Rufus Crawford443508.0461
Mark Bragagnolo332577.8202
Scott Collie1115213.8302
Steve Kearns3258.3160
Dom Vetro24723.5390
Wayne Lee11212.0120
Dave Graffi166.060
Team Totals328395012.027
Opponents Totals320504015.8
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Felix Wright614023.3621
Gerald Bess414536.31022
Mark Streeter34515.0381
Howard Fields33411.3330
Mark Young25125.5340
Ben Zambiasi24221.0280
Mike McIntyre23618.0290
Mitchell Price188.080
John Priestner188.080
Jeff Tedford133.030
Team Totals2551220.54
Opponents Totals2747517.6
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLS
Bernie Ruoff150710847.496-
Team Totals150710847.4-1227639039.7
Opponents Totals147658244.8-1053552937.6
PUNT RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Rufus Crawford514789.4320
Howard Fields474659.9600
Felix Wright7365.1110
Mark Streeter4256.390
Keith Baker5214.2110
Dom Vetro11414.0140
John Priestner2115.590
Mark Young133.030
Team Totals11810538.90
Opponents Totals12512279.8
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGLGS
Bernie Ruoff64368757.6903
Team Totals64368757.6
Opponents Totals
KICKOFF RETURNSNOYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Shepherd2873826.4610
Rufus Crawford2149323.5460
Howard Fields47318.3320
Dave Graffi4358.8150
Mark Young11515.0150
John Priestner2147.080
Kelly Hamilton11414.0140
Mark Streeter11414.0140
Rocky DiPietro11111.0110
Pat Brady188.080
Ed Gataveckas188.080
Leo Ezerins100.000
Team Totals66142321.60
Opponents Totals57129522.7
SACKSNOYDS
Grover Covington10.0
Mike Walker8.0
Mitchell Price6.5
John Priestner4.0
Dave Sauve3.5
Claude Mathews3.5
Mike Barker3.5
Leo Ezerins3.0
Greg Gary2.5
Ben Zambiasi2.0
Felix Wright1.5
Mickey Sutton1.0
Team Totals49.0
Opponents Totals
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mike Barker0001100
Pat Brady1100000
Mark Bragagnolo3200000
Dieter Brock5400000
Tom Clements2120200
Rufus Crawford4210100
Rocky DiPietro1110100
Leo Ezerins0012300
Howard Fields10055170
Greg Gary0001100
Ed Gataveckas0001100
Dave Graffi0001100
Bill Howard0010100
Ron Johnson1100000
Mike McIntyre0001170
Alfonzo McMillian0001100
Mitchell Price0002280
John Priestner0001100
Bernie Ruoff2110100
Dave Sauve0010100
Johnny Shepherd5400000
Mark Streeter0001100
Mickey Sutton0001100
Felix Wright22033100
Ben Zambiasi00022270
Team Totals271982331690
Opponents Totals231919
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