Canadian Football League 1972 Season

60th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1972 Schedule and Results

1972 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
HAM 14 11 3 0 22 372 262
OTT 14 11 3 0 22 298 228
MTL 14 4 10 0 8 246 353
TOR 14 3 11 0 6 254 298
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
WPG 16 10 6 0 20 401 300
EDM 16 10 6 0 20 380 368
SSK 16 8 8 0 16 330 283
CGY 16 6 10 0 12 331 394
BC 16 5 11 0 10 254 380

Full 1972 Standings

League Scoring

19721971 +/-
Average Combined Score 42.15 4.35 +
Average Winning Score 26.68 1.34 +
Average Losing Score 15.52 3.22 +
Average Home Score 23.91 2.93 +
Average Visitor Score 18.24 1.43 +
Average Margin of Victory 11.21 1.29 -

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • HAM — 372 (26.6)
  • WPG — 401 (25.1)
  • EDM — 380 (23.8)
  • OTT — 298 (21.3)
  • CGY — 331 (20.7)
  • SSK — 330 (20.6)
  • TOR — 254 (18.1)
  • MTL — 246 (17.6)
  • BC — 254 (15.9)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • OTT — 228 (16.3)
  • SSK — 283 (17.7)
  • HAM — 262 (18.7)
  • WPG — 300 (18.8)
  • TOR — 298 (21.3)
  • EDM — 368 (23.0)
  • BC — 380 (23.8)
  • CGY — 394 (24.6)
  • MTL — 353 (25.2)

1972 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1972 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1972 Player Awards

1972 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Garney Henley (HAM)
  • Canadian Player — Jim Young (BC)
  • Lineman — John Helton (CGY)
  • Rookie — Chuck Ealey (HAM)
1972 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1972 in database.

1972 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Don Jonas WPG
RB Mack Herron* WPG
RB Dave Buchanan HAM
RB George Reed SSK
TE Peter Dalla Riva (Tie) MTL
TE Tony Gabriel (Tie) HAM
WR Garney Henley HAM
WR Jim Young BC
C Bob Swift WPG
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. SSK
G Bob Lueck WPG
T Bill Frank, Jr. WPG
T Ed George MTL

Defense

DT John Helton CGY
DT Jim Stillwagon TOR
DE Bill Baker SSK
DE Wayne Smith OTT
MLB Jerry Campbell OTT
OLB Dave Gasser EDM
OLB Ray Nettles BC
DB Dick Adams OTT
DB Al Brenner HAM
DB Grady Cavness WPG
DB Marv Luster TOR
DB John Williams HAM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1972 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 MTL Larry Smith (RB) Bishop's
2 EDM Mike Lambrose (LB) Queen's
3 BC Steve Szapka (G) Simon Fraser
4 HAM [OTT] Tom Walker (FB) Waterloo Lutheran
5 MTL [WPG] Pete Paliotti (WR) Loyola
6 HAM John Harris (T) York
7 HAM [SSK] Mike O'Shaugnessy (DE) McMaster
8 TOR Rick Chevers (LB) Waterloo
9 CGY Don Moulton (DB) Calgary

Complete 1972 CFL Amateur Draft Selections