Canadian Football League 1983 Season

71st Grey Cup Championship

  • Toronto defeated BC 18–17
  • (Local)
    at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
  • Attendance: 59,345
  • Broadcaster:
    • CTV (4.2 million Viewer Avg.)
    • CBC (3.9 million Viewer Avg.)

Full 1983 Schedule and Results

1983 CFL Regular Season Standings

East Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
TOR 16 12 4 0 24 452 328
OTT 16 8 8 0 16 384 424
HAM 16 5 10 1 11 389 498
MTL 16 5 10 1 11 367 447
 
West Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
BC 16 11 5 0 22 477 326
WPG 16 9 7 0 18 412 402
EDM 16 8 8 0 16 450 377
CGY 16 8 8 0 16 425 378
SSK 16 5 11 0 10 360 536

Full 1983 Standings

League Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 51.61 0.22 -
Average Winning Score 32.89 0.11 -
Average Losing Score 18.86 0.08 -
Average Home Score 26.22 0.10 +
Average Visitor Score 25.39 0.32 -
Average Margin of Victory 13.83 0.17 +

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 BC (16) 477 (29.81)
2 TOR (16) 452 (28.25)
3 EDM (16) 450 (28.13)
4 CGY (16) 425 (26.56)
5 WPG (16) 412 (25.75)
6 HAM (16) 389 (24.31)
7 OTT (16) 384 (24.00)
8 MTL (16) 367 (22.94)
9 SSK (16) 360 (22.50)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 BC (16) 477 (29.81)
2 TOR (16) 452 (28.25)
3 EDM (16) 450 (28.13)
4 CGY (16) 425 (26.56)
5 WPG (16) 412 (25.75)
6 HAM (16) 389 (24.31)
7 OTT (16) 384 (24.00)
8 MTL (16) 367 (22.94)
9 SSK (16) 360 (22.50)

1983 Team Category League Leaders (CFL.ca)

1983 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1983 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1983 Player Awards

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Warren Moon (EDM)
  • Defensive Player — Greg Marshall (OTT)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Bennett (WPG)
  • Offensive Lineman — Rudy Phillips (OTT)
  • Rookie — Johnny Shepherd (HAM)
1983 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Henry Waszczuk (HAM)

1983 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Warren Moon EDM
RB Johnny Shepherd HAM
RB Alvin “Skip” Walker OTT
IR Ron Robinson MTL
IR Tom Scott EDM
WR Terry Greer TOR
WR Brian Kelly EDM
C John Bonk WPG
G Leo Blanchard EDM
G Rudy Phillips OTT
T John Blain BC
T Kevin Powell OTT

Defense

DT Gary Dulin OTT
DT Mack Moore BC
DE Greg Marshall OTT
DE Rick Mohr TOR
MLB Danny Bass CGY
OLB Delbert Fowler MTL
OLB Vince Goldsmith SSK
DHB Larry Crawford BC
DHB Carl Brazley (Tie) TOR
DHB Richie Hall, Jr. (Tie) CGY
CB Kerry Parker BC
CB Harry Skipper MTL
S Paul Bennett WPG

Special Teams

P Lui Passaglia BC
K Lui Passaglia BC

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Warren Moon (EDM)
  • 2 – Terry Greer (TOR)
  • 2 – Mervyn Fernandez (BC)
  • 1 – Ray Crouse (CGY)
  • 1 – Condredge Holloway, Jr. (TOR)

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Kerry Parker (BC)
  • 2 – Larry Crawford (BC)
  • 1 – Harry Skipper (MTL)
  • 1 – Wylie Turner (WPG)
  • 1 – David Shaw (WPG)

Lineman Star

  • 2 – John Blain (BC)
  • 2 – Tony Norman (WPG)
  • 2 – John Bonk (WPG)
  • 2 – Greg Marshall (OTT)
  • 1 – Randy Trautman (CGY)

1983 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 CGY [MTL] Jerry Dobrovolny (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
2 OTT Steve Harrison (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
3 SSK Mike Emery (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
4 EDM [HAM] Peter Bos (OG) British Columbia (UBC)
5 BC Jacques Chapdelaine (WR) Simon Fraser
6 CGY Chris Byrne (RB) Western Ontario
7 WPG Jason Riley (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
8 BC [TOR] Jamie Buis (OT) Simon Fraser
9 EDM Tony Lawson (DE) McGill

Complete 1983 CFL Amateur Draft Selections