Canadian Football League 1965 Season

53rd Grey Cup Championship

Full 1965 Schedule and Results

1965 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
HAM 14 10 4 0 20 281 153
OTT 14 7 7 0 14 300 234
MTL 14 5 9 0 10 183 215
TOR 14 3 11 0 6 193 360
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
CGY 16 12 4 0 24 340 243
WPG 16 11 5 0 22 301 262
SSK 16 8 7 1 17 276 277
BC 16 6 9 1 13 286 273
EDM 16 5 11 0 10 257 400

Full 1965 Standings

League Scoring

19651964 +/-
Average Combined Score 35.54 2.38 -
Average Winning Score 23.94 2.98 -
Average Losing Score 11.84 0.35 +
Average Home Score 18.94 1.01 -
Average Visitor Score 16.60 1.37 -
Average Margin of Victory 11.93 2.88 -

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 OTT (14) 300 (21.43)
2 CGY (16) 340 (21.25)
3 HAM (14) 281 (20.07)
4 WPG (16) 301 (18.81)
5 BC (16) 286 (17.88)
6 SSK (16) 276 (17.25)
7 EDM (16) 257 (16.06)
8 TOR (14) 193 (13.79)
9 MTL (14) 183 (13.07)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 OTT (14) 300 (21.43)
2 CGY (16) 340 (21.25)
3 HAM (14) 281 (20.07)
4 WPG (16) 301 (18.81)
5 BC (16) 286 (17.88)
6 SSK (16) 276 (17.25)
7 EDM (16) 257 (16.06)
8 TOR (14) 193 (13.79)
9 MTL (14) 183 (13.07)

1965 Team Category League Leaders (CFL.ca)

1965 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1965 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1965 Player Awards

1965 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George Reed (SSK)
  • Canadian Player — Zeno Karcz (HAM)
  • Lineman — Wayne Harris, Jr. (CGY)
1965 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1965 in database.

1965 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Kenny Ploen WPG
HB George Reed* SSK
HB Lovell Coleman CGY
HB Bo Scott OTT
E Tommy Joe Coffey EDM
E Ted Watkins OTT
FL Hugh Campbell SSK
C Ted Urness SSK
G Al Benecick SSK
G Tony Pajaczkowski CGY
T Bronko Nagurski, Jr. HAM
T Frank Rigney WPG

Defense

DT John Barrow HAM
DT Pat Holmes CGY
DE Dick Fouts BC
DE Billy Ray Locklin HAM
ILB Wayne Harris CGY
CLB Zeno Karcz HAM
CLB Ken Lehmann OTT
DHB Gene Gaines OTT
DHB Garney Henley HAM
DHB Jerry Keeling CGY
DHB Dick Thornton WPG
DHB Bill Wayte HAM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1965 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 TOR Jim Young (HB) Queen's
2 WPG Paul Desjardins (T) Ottawa
3 HAM [EDM] Jim Nielsen (HB) Alberta
4 HAM [MTL] Doug Buckman (E) Toronto
5 OTT Brian Bentley (C) Mount Allison
6 SSK Bob Apps (HB) McMaster
7 CGY Brian Conacher (HB) Western Ontario
8 HAM Tom Beyman (T) Queen's
9 BC Bayne Norrie (HB) Queen's

Complete 1965 CFL Amateur Draft Selections