Canadian Football League 1997 Season

85th Grey Cup Championship

Full 1997 Schedule and Results

1997 CFL Regular Season Standings

East Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
TOR 18 15 3 0 30 660 327
MTL 18 13 5 0 26 509 532
WPG 18 4 14 0 8 443 548
HAM 18 2 16 0 4 362 549
West Division
GP W L T PTS PF PA
EDM 18 12 6 0 24 479 400
CGY 18 10 8 0 20 519 443
SSK 18 8 10 0 16 413 479
BC 18 8 10 0 16 429 536

Full 1997 Standings

League Scoring

19971996 +/-
Average Combined Score 52.97 2.02 +
Average Winning Score 33.49 1.58 +
Average Losing Score 19.32 0.28 +
Average Home Score 28.64 2.70 +
Average Visitor Score 24.33 0.68 -
Average Margin of Victory 14.33 1.46 +

Offence Rankings – PF (PPG)

  • TOR — 660 (36.7)
  • CGY — 519 (28.8)
  • MTL — 509 (28.3)
  • EDM — 479 (26.6)
  • WPG — 443 (24.6)
  • BC — 429 (23.8)
  • SSK — 413 (22.9)
  • HAM — 362 (20.1)

Defence Rankings – PA (PPG)

  • TOR — 327 (18.2)
  • EDM — 400 (22.2)
  • CGY — 443 (24.6)
  • SSK — 479 (26.6)
  • MTL — 532 (29.6)
  • BC — 536 (29.8)
  • WPG — 548 (30.4)
  • HAM — 549 (30.5)

1997 CFL Regular Season Attendance

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1997 Regular Season TV Ratings

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1997 Player Awards

1997 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Doug Flutie (TOR)
  • Defensive Player — Willie Pless (EDM)
  • Canadian Player — Sean Millington (BC)
  • Offensive Lineman — Mike Kiselak (TOR)
  • Rookie — Derrell Mitchell (TOR)
1997 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Mark McLoughlin (CGY)

1997 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

Offense

QB Doug Flutie* TOR
RB Mike Pringle MTL
FB Robert Drummond TOR
SB Darren Flutie EDM
SB Derrell Mitchell TOR
WR Alfred Jackson, Jr. BC
WR Milt Stegall WPG
C Mike Kiselak* TOR
G Freddie Childress CGY
G Pierre Vercheval TOR
T Neal Fort MTL
T Uzooma Okeke MTL

Defense

DT Doug Petersen MTL
DT Rob Waldrop TOR
DE Bobby Jurasin SSK
DE Elfrid Payton MTL
LB Maurice Kelly BC
LB Shont'e Peoples WPG
LB Willie Pless EDM
DHB Johnnie Harris TOR
DHB Glenn Rogers, Jr. EDM
CB Marvin Coleman CGY
CB Kavis Reed EDM
S Les Smith TOR

Special Teams

P Mike Vanderjagt TOR
K Mike Vanderjagt TOR
ST Michael “Pinball” Clemons TOR

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1997 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 4 – Robert Drummond (TOR)
  • 4 – Michael “Pinball” Clemons (TOR)
  • 2 – Damon Allen (BC)
  • 2 – Mike Pringle (MTL)
  • 1 – Paul McCallum (SSK)

Defensive Star

  • 2 – Willie Pless (EDM)
  • 2 – Glenn Rogers, Jr. (EDM)
  • 2 – Ron Goetz (SSK)
  • 1 – Lamar McGriggs (SSK)
  • 1 – Eddie Davis (CGY)

Lineman Star

  • 3 – Johnny Scott (BC)
  • 2 – Uzooma Okeke (MTL)
  • 2 – DeWayne Patterson (CGY)
  • 1 – Mark Dixon (MTL)
  • 1 – Jamie Taras (BC)

1997 CFL Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 TOR [OTT] Chad Folk (OL) Utah
2 SSK Ben Fairbrother (OL) Calgary
3 EDM [BC] Ian Franklin (CB) Weber State
4 HAM Tim Prinsen (OG) North Dakota
5 CGY [WPG] Doug Brown (DL) Simon Fraser
6 MTL Steve Charbonneau (DL) New Hampshire
7 CGY Jason Clemett (LB) Simon Fraser
8 EDM Mark Verbeek (DL) St. Francis Xavier
9 TOR Matt DuBuc (SB) Texas Tech

Complete 1997 CFL Amateur Draft Selections