Canadian Football League 1988 Season

76th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1988 Schedule and Results

1988 CFL Regular Season Standings

East Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
TOR 18 14 4 0 28 571 326
WPG 18 9 9 0 18 407 458
HAM 18 9 9 0 18 478 465
OTT 18 2 16 0 4 278 618
West Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 18 11 7 0 22 477 408
SSK 18 11 7 0 22 525 452
BC 18 10 8 0 20 489 417
CGY 18 6 12 0 12 395 476

Full 1988 Standings

League Scoring

19881987 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.28 2.79 -
Average Winning Score 33.22 0.10 +
Average Losing Score 17.06 2.71 -
Average Home Score 28.44 0.19 -
Average Visitor Score 21.83 2.60 -
Average Margin of Victory 16.17 2.99 +

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 TOR (18) 571 (31.72)
2 SSK (18) 525 (29.17)
3 BC (18) 489 (27.17)
4 HAM (18) 478 (26.56)
5 EDM (18) 477 (26.50)
6 WPG (18) 407 (22.61)
7 CGY (18) 395 (21.94)
8 OTT (18) 278 (15.44)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 TOR (18) 571 (31.72)
2 SSK (18) 525 (29.17)
3 BC (18) 489 (27.17)
4 HAM (18) 478 (26.56)
5 EDM (18) 477 (26.50)
6 WPG (18) 407 (22.61)
7 CGY (18) 395 (21.94)
8 OTT (18) 278 (15.44)

1988 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1988 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1988 Player Awards

1988 Most Outstanding
  • Player — David Williams (BC)
  • Defensive Player — Grover Covington (HAM)
  • Canadian Player — Ray Elgaard (SSK)
  • Offensive Lineman — Roger Aldag (SSK)
  • Rookie — Orville Lee (OTT)
1988 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Hector Pothier (EDM)

1988 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Matt Dunigan BC
RB Tony Cherry BC
RB Gill Fenerty TOR
SB Ray Elgaard SSK
SB Emanuel Tolbert CGY
WR James Murphy WPG
WR David Williams BC
C Ian Beckstead TOR
G Roger Aldag SSK
G Gerald Roper BC
T Chris Schultz* TOR
T Jim Mills BC

Defense

DT Mike Walker HAM
DT Brett Williams EDM
DE Grover Covington HAM
DE Bobby Jurasin SSK
MLB Danny Bass EDM
OLB Willie Pless TOR
OLB Gregg Stumon BC
DHB Sel Drain TOR
DHB Howard Fields HAM
CB Stanley Blair EDM
CB Reggie Pleasant TOR
S Bennie Thompson WPG

Special Teams

P Bob Cameron WPG
K Dave Ridgway SSK
ST Earl Winfield HAM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1988 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 2 – Tracy Ham (EDM)
  • 2 – James Murphy (WPG)
  • 2 – Matt Dunigan (BC)
  • 2 – Tony Cherry (BC)
  • 2 – Tom Burgess (SSK)

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Bennie Thompson (WPG)
  • 2 – Jeff Braswell (BC)
  • 2 – Danny Bass (EDM)
  • 1 – James West (WPG)
  • 1 – Doug Landry (TOR)

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Gary Lewis (SSK)
  • 2 – Rodney Harding (TOR)
  • 2 – Mack Moore (BC)
  • 1 – Harold Hallman (TOR)
  • 1 – Mike Gray (WPG)

1988 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 OTT Orville Lee (RB) Simon Fraser
2 SSK Jeff Fairholm (WR) Arizona
3 WPG [HAM] Dan Wicklum (LB) Guelph
4 CGY Poly Georganos (OT) Bishop's
5 WPG Ryan Hanson (RB) Slippery Rock
6 SSK [BC] Pete Giftopolous (LB) Pennsylvania State
7 BC [TOR] Tony Martino (P) Kent State
8 EDM Brian Forde (LB) Washington State

Complete 1988 CFL Amateur Draft Selections