Canadian Football League 1973 Season

61st Grey Cup Championship

Full 1973 Schedule and Results

1973 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
OTT 14 9 5 0 18 275 234
TOR 14 7 5 2 16 265 231
MTL 14 7 6 1 15 273 238
HAM 14 7 7 0 14 304 263
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 16 9 5 2 20 329 284
SSK 16 10 6 0 20 360 287
BC 16 5 9 2 12 261 328
CGY 16 6 10 0 12 214 368
WPG 16 4 11 1 9 267 315

Full 1973 Standings

League Scoring

19731972 +/-
Average Combined Score 37.47 4.68 -
Average Winning Score 24.39 2.29 -
Average Losing Score 13.11 2.40 -
Average Home Score 20.01 3.90 -
Average Visitor Score 17.46 0.78 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.59 0.62 -

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP) PF (PG)
1 SSK (16) 360 (22.50)
2 HAM (14) 304 (21.71)
3 EDM (16) 329 (20.56)
4 OTT (14) 275 (19.64)
5 MTL (14) 273 (19.50)
6 TOR (14) 265 (18.93)
7 WPG (16) 267 (16.69)
8 BC (16) 261 (16.31)
9 CGY (16) 214 (13.38)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP) PA (PG)
1 TOR (14) 231 (16.50)
2 OTT (14) 234 (16.71)
3 MTL (14) 238 (17.00)
4 EDM (16) 284 (17.75)
5 SSK (16) 287 (17.94)
6 HAM (14) 263 (18.79)
7 WPG (16) 315 (19.69)
8 BC (16) 328 (20.50)
9 CGY (16) 368 (23.00)

1973 Team Category League Leaders (CFL.ca)

1973 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1973 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1973 Player Awards

1973 Most Outstanding
  • Player — George McGowan (EDM)
  • Canadian Player — Gerry Organ (OTT)
  • Lineman — Ray Nettles (BC)
  • Rookie — Johnny “Ordinary Superstar” Rodgers (MTL)
1973 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1973 in database.

1973 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Ron Lancaster SSK
RB Roy Bell EDM
RB John Harvey MTL
RB George Reed SSK
TE Peter Dalla Riva MTL
WR George McGowan* EDM
WR Johnny “Ordinary Superstar” Rodgers MTL
C Paul Desjardins TOR
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. SSK
G Ed George MTL
T Bill Frank, Jr. WPG
T Charlie Turner EDM

Defense

DT John Helton CGY
DT Rudy Sims OTT
DE Bill Baker SSK
DE Jim Corrigall TOR
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell OTT
OLB Ray Nettles BC
OLB Mike Widger MTL
DB Dick Adams OTT
DB Larry Highbaugh EDM
DB Al Marcelin OTT
DB Lewis Porter HAM
DB Lorne Richardson SSK

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1973 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 BC Brian Sopatyk (G) Boise State
2 TOR Barry Finlay (QB) McMaster
3 CGY Mike Logan (QB) Eastern Michigan
4 MTL [EDM] Pierre Lefebvre (DB) Saint Mary's
5 MTL Jack Schwartzberg (K) Alberta
6 BC [WPG] Slade Willis (WR) Drake
7 EDM [OTT] Dave McGillis (HB) Calgary
8 SSK Art Edgson (DB) Idaho State
9 EDM [HAM] Wayne Allison (QB) Waterloo Lutheran

Complete 1973 CFL Amateur Draft Selections