Canadian Football League 1959 Season

47th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1959 Schedule and Results

1959 CFL Regular Season Standings

IRFU
GP W L T PTS PF PA
HAM 14 10 4 0 20 298 162
OTT 14 8 6 0 16 275 217
MTL 14 6 8 0 12 193 305
TOR 14 4 10 0 8 192 274
 
WIFU
GP W L T PTS PF PA
WPG 16 12 4 0 24 388 235
EDM 16 10 6 0 20 370 221
BC 16 9 7 0 18 306 301
CGY 16 8 8 0 16 356 301
SSK 16 1 15 0 2 175 537

Full 1959 Standings

League Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.53 0.82 +
Average Winning Score 26.78 0.55 +
Average Losing Score 11.70 0.18 +
Average Home Score 19.96 1.63 -
Average Visitor Score 18.57 2.46 +
Average Margin of Victory 15.03 0.94 +

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • WPG — 388 (24.3)
  • EDM — 370 (23.1)
  • CGY — 356 (22.3)
  • HAM — 298 (21.3)
  • OTT — 275 (19.6)
  • BC — 306 (19.1)
  • MTL — 193 (13.8)
  • TOR — 192 (13.7)
  • SSK — 175 (10.9)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • HAM — 162 (11.6)
  • EDM — 221 (13.8)
  • WPG — 235 (14.7)
  • OTT — 217 (15.5)
  • CGY — 301 (18.8)
  • BC — 301 (18.8)
  • TOR — 274 (19.6)
  • MTL — 305 (21.8)
  • SSK — 537 (33.6)

1959 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1959 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1959 Player Awards

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Johnny Bright (EDM)
  • Canadian Player — Russ Jackson (OTT)
  • Lineman — Roger Nelson (EDM)
1959 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1959 in database.

1959 Conference All-Star Teams

IRFU

Offense
QB Bernie Faloney HAM
HB Dave Thelen* OTT
HB Carlton “Cookie” Gilchrist TOR
HB Ron Howell HAM
HB Dick Shatto TOR
E Paul Dekker* HAM
E Bob Simpson OTT
C Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
G Dave Suminski HAM
G Kaye Vaughan OTT
T John Barrow HAM
T Billy Shipp MTL
Defense
DT John Barrow HAM
DT Kaye Vaughan OTT
DE Douglas McNichol MTL
DE Pete Neumann HAM
MG Vince Scott HAM
ILB Ernie Danjean HAM
ILB Larry Hayes OTT
CLB Eddie Bell HAM
CLB Bill Sowalski OTT
DHB Ralph Goldston HAM
DHB Jim Rountree TOR
S Duane Wood HAM

WIFU

Offense
QB Jim Van Pelt WPG
HB Johnny Bright EDM
HB Gene Filipski CGY
HB Jackie Parker EDM
HB Charlie Shepard WPG
E Ernie “Zazu” Pitts WPG
E Ernie “Big Hoss” Warlick CGY
C Neil Habig SSK
G Tom Hinton BC
G Ed Kotowich WPG
T Roger Nelson EDM
T Frank Rigney WPG
Defense
DT Urban Henry BC
DT Art Walker, Jr. EDM
DE Herb Gray WPG
DE Ed Gray EDM
MG Steve Patrick WPG
ILB Al Ecuyer EDM
ILB Garland Warren WPG
CLB Norm Fieldgate BC
CLB Rollie Miles EDM
DHB Billy Jessup BC
DHB Kenny Ploen WPG
S Harvey Wylie CGY

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1959 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 TOR Larry Stacey (DE) Toronto
2 HAM [BC] Tim Reid (HB) Toronto
3 MTL Bob Miller (HB) Western Ontario
4 OTT [BC, CGY] Jocko Thompson (HB) Queen's
5 HAM [OTT] Dave Bates (T) McMaster
6 SSK Doug MacKenzie (FB) Western Ontario
7 EDM Julian Porter (T) Toronto
8 HAM Bob Atchison (C) McMaster
9 WPG Duncan Brodie (HB) Toronto

Complete 1959 CFL Amateur Draft Selections