Canadian Football League 1977 Season

65th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1977 Schedule and Results

1977 CFL Regular Season Standings

Eastern Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
MTL 16 11 5 0 22 311 245
OTT 16 8 8 0 16 368 344
TOR 16 6 10 0 12 251 266
HAM 16 5 11 0 10 283 394
 
Western Conference
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 16 10 6 0 20 412 320
BC 16 10 6 0 20 369 326
WPG 16 10 6 0 20 382 336
SSK 16 8 8 0 16 330 389
CGY 16 4 12 0 8 241 327

Full 1977 Standings

League Scoring

19771976 +/-
Average Combined Score 40.93 1.01 -
Average Winning Score 25.96 1.14 -
Average Losing Score 14.97 0.55 +
Average Home Score 21.83 0.51 -
Average Visitor Score 19.10 0.50 -
Average Margin of Victory 10.99 0.99 -

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • EDM — 412 (25.8)
  • WPG — 382 (23.9)
  • BC — 369 (23.1)
  • OTT — 368 (23.0)
  • SSK — 330 (20.6)
  • MTL — 311 (19.4)
  • HAM — 283 (17.7)
  • TOR — 251 (15.7)
  • CGY — 241 (15.1)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • MTL — 245 (15.3)
  • TOR — 266 (16.6)
  • EDM — 320 (20.0)
  • BC — 326 (20.4)
  • CGY — 327 (20.4)
  • WPG — 336 (21.0)
  • OTT — 344 (21.5)
  • SSK — 389 (24.3)
  • HAM — 394 (24.6)

1977 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1977 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1977 Player Awards

1977 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Jimmy Edwards (HAM)
  • Defensive Player — Dan Kepley (EDM)
  • Canadian Player — Tony Gabriel (OTT)
  • Offensive Lineman — Al Wilson (BC)
  • Rookie — Leon Bright, Jr. (BC)
1977 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Ron Lancaster (SSK)

1977 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Jerry Tagge BC
RB Jimmy Edwards HAM
RB Jim Washington WPG
TE Tony Gabriel OTT
SB Tom Scott WPG
WR Leon Bright, Jr. BC
WR Tom Forzani CGY
C Al Wilson BC
G Ralph Galloway SSK
G Jeff Turcotte OTT
T Mike Wilson TOR
T Dan Yochum MTL

Defense

DT Dave Fennell EDM
DT Glen Weir MTL
DE Jim Corrigall TOR
DE Ron Estay EDM
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Mike Widger OTT
OLB Chuck Zapiec MTL
DHB Paul Bennett TOR
DHB Pete Lavorato EDM
CB Dickie Harris MTL
CB Larry Highbaugh EDM
S Randy Rhino MTL

Special Teams

P Ken Clark HAM
K Dave Cutler EDM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1977 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 OTT [CGY] Mike Riley (DT) Dalhousie
2 TOR Rick Sowieta (LB) Richmond
3 SSK [BC] Emil Neilson (DB) Simon Fraser
4 WPG Ray Honey (OT) Drake
5 MTL Craig Thomson (LB) Ottawa
6 EDM Bob Cameron (QB) Acadia
7 EDM [HAM] Tom Chad (DB) Saskatchewan
8 HAM [SSK] John Martini (LB) Toronto
9 OTT Kirk Defazie (DB) Waterloo

Complete 1977 CFL Amateur Draft Selections