Canadian Football League 1971 Season

59th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1971 Schedule and Results

1971 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
TOR 14 10 4 0 20 289 248
HAM 14 7 7 0 14 242 246
OTT 14 6 8 0 12 291 277
MTL 14 6 8 0 12 226 248
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
CGY 16 9 6 1 19 290 218
SSK 16 9 6 1 19 347 316
WPG 16 7 8 1 15 366 349
BC 16 6 9 1 13 282 363
EDM 16 6 10 0 12 237 305

Full 1971 Standings

League Scoring

19711970 +/-
Average Combined Score 37.79 0.37 +
Average Winning Score 25.33 0.29 +
Average Losing Score 12.30 0.11 -
Average Home Score 20.99 1.09 +
Average Visitor Score 16.81 0.72 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.50 0.04 +

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP) PF (PG)
1 WPG (16) 366 (22.88)
2 SSK (16) 347 (21.69)
3 OTT (14) 291 (20.79)
4 TOR (14) 289 (20.64)
5 CGY (16) 290 (18.13)
6 BC (16) 282 (17.63)
7 HAM (14) 242 (17.29)
8 MTL (14) 226 (16.14)
9 EDM (16) 237 (14.81)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP) PA (PG)
1 CGY (16) 218 (13.63)
2 HAM (14) 246 (17.57)
3 TOR (14) 248 (17.71)
3 MTL (14) 248 (17.71)
5 EDM (16) 305 (19.06)
6 SSK (16) 316 (19.75)
7 OTT (14) 277 (19.79)
8 WPG (16) 349 (21.81)
9 BC (16) 363 (22.69)

1971 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1971 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1971 Player Awards

1971 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Don Jonas (WPG)
  • Canadian Player — Terry Evanshen (MTL)
  • Lineman — Wayne Harris, Jr. (CGY)
1971 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1971 in database.

1971 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Don Jonas WPG
RB Jim Evenson BC
RB Leon McQuay TOR
RB George Reed SSK
TE Mel Profit, Jr. TOR
SE Jim Thorpe WPG
FL Bob LaRose WPG
C Bob Swift WPG
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. SSK
G Granville Liggins CGY
T Bill Frank, Jr. WPG
T Ed George MTL

Defense

DT John Helton CGY
DT Jim Stillwagon TOR
DE Jim Corrigall TOR
DE Craig Koinzan CGY
MLB Wayne Harris CGY
OLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell OTT
OLB Mark Kosmos MTL
DB Frank Andruski CGY
DB Dick Dupuis EDM
DB Garney Henley HAM
DB Marv Luster TOR
DB Dick Thornton TOR

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1971 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 SSK [WPG] Brian Donnelly (DB) Simon Fraser
2 OTT Bob Eccles (LB) Carleton
3 BC Archie McCord (T) Simon Fraser
4 EDM Mel Smith (E) Alberta
5 WPG [TOR] Pete Ribbins (DB) Ottawa
6 SSK Bill Manchuk (DB) Alberta
7 WPG [HAM] Bob Kraemer (QB) Manitoba
8 EDM [CGY] Cam Innes (C) Queen's
9 WPG [MTL] John Gauthier (T) Ottawa

Complete 1971 CFL Amateur Draft Selections