Canadian Football League 1961 Season

49th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1961 Schedule and Results

1961 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
HAM 14 10 4 0 20 340 293
OTT 14 8 6 0 16 359 285
TOR 14 7 6 1 15 255 258
MTL 14 4 9 1 9 213 225
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
WPG 16 13 3 0 26 360 251
EDM 16 10 5 1 21 334 257
CGY 16 7 9 0 14 300 311
SSK 16 5 10 1 11 211 314
BC 16 1 13 2 4 215 393

Full 1961 Standings

League Scoring

19611960 +/-
Average Combined Score 38.04 6.50 -
Average Winning Score 25.56 4.61 -
Average Losing Score 13.08 1.72 -
Average Home Score 19.03 4.96 -
Average Visitor Score 19.01 1.54 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.10 2.50 -

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • OTT — 359 (25.6)
  • HAM — 340 (24.3)
  • WPG — 360 (22.5)
  • EDM — 334 (20.9)
  • CGY — 300 (18.8)
  • TOR — 255 (18.2)
  • MTL — 213 (15.2)
  • BC — 215 (13.4)
  • SSK — 211 (13.2)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • WPG — 251 (15.7)
  • EDM — 257 (16.1)
  • MTL — 225 (16.1)
  • TOR — 258 (18.4)
  • CGY — 311 (19.4)
  • SSK — 314 (19.6)
  • OTT — 285 (20.4)
  • HAM — 293 (20.9)
  • BC — 393 (24.6)

1961 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1961 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1961 Player Awards

1961 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Bernie Faloney (HAM)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Pajaczkowski (CGY)
  • Lineman — Frank Rigney (WPG)
1961 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1961 in database.

1961 Conference All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

Offense
QB Bernie Faloney HAM
HB Don Clark MTL
HB Dave Mann TOR
HB Dick Shatto TOR
HB Ron Stewart OTT
E Paul Dekker HAM
E Marv Luster MTL
C Norm Stoneburgh TOR
G Ellison Kelly HAM
G Kaye Vaughan OTT
T Milt Crain MTL
T Tom Jones OTT
Defense
DT John Barrow HAM
DT Bobby Jack Oliver MTL
DE Billy Ray Locklin MTL
DE Pete Neumann HAM
MG Marty Martinello TOR
ILB Jim Andreotti TOR
ILB Hardiman Cureton HAM
CLB Ron Brewer MTL
CLB Gerry Nesbitt OTT
DHB George Brancato OTT
DHB Don Sutherin HAM
S Jim Rountree TOR

Western Conference

Offense
QB Jackie Parker EDM
HB Johnny Bright EDM
HB Willie Fleming, Jr. BC
HB Leo Lewis, Jr. WPG
HB Earl Lunsford CGY
E Farrell Funston WPG
E Jack Gotta SSK
C Neil Habig SSK
G Mike Kmech EDM
G Cornel Piper WPG
T Don Luzzi, Jr. CGY
T Frank Rigney WPG
Defense
DT Bill Clarke SSK
DT Mike Wright WPG
DE Herb Gray WPG
DE Tony Pajaczkowski CGY
MG Ron Atchison SSK
ILB Dave Burkholder WPG
ILB Wayne Harris CGY
CLB Bob Ptacek, Jr. SSK
CLB Gordie Rowland WPG
DHB Oscar Kruger EDM
DHB Norm Rauhaus WPG
S Harvey Wylie CGY

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1961 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 TOR [HAM] Casey Wood (T) Toronto
2 CGY Glen Harding (C) Toronto
3 HAM [MTL] John Ware (C) Queen's
4 TOR Mike Wicklum (HB) Toronto
5 OTT Paul Burroughs (HB) Toronto

Complete 1961 CFL Amateur Draft Selections