1973 CFL Canadian Amateur Draft

  • Date: Feb. 6, 1973
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Territorial protections: 18
  • Rounds: 9
  • Players selected: 75
Notes

The 1973 Canadian Amateur draft expanded the pool of eligible players to qualifying Canadian non-import players who had graduated from US colleges. Also added in 1973 was the addition of Territorial Protections. Each team was allowed to submit two graduating players from their “territory” who they would retain the rights to and would not enter the draft. Territorial protections were allowed to be traded, allowing the receiving team to protect a player from the sender’s territory.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 19 / 75 (25.33%) 939
1 6 / 9 (66.67%) 340
2 3 / 9 (33.33%) 255
3 2 / 9 (22.22%) 25
4 1 / 9 (11.11%) 47
5 2 / 8 (25.00%) 138
6 0 / 8 (0.00%) 0
7 2 / 8 (25.00%) 19
8 1 / 8 (12.50%) 48
9 2 / 7 (28.57%) 67

1973 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 19 / 75 (25.33%) 939 381
BC Lions 5 / 12 (41.67%) 305 186
Toronto Argonauts 3 / 8 (37.50%) 136 93
Edmonton Eskimos 3 / 9 (33.33%) 113 21
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2 / 8 (25.00%) 225 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 2 / 8 (25.00%) 60 25
Calgary Stampeders 2 / 9 (22.22%) 46 20
Montreal Alouettes 1 / 9 (11.11%) 40 0
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1 / 9 (11.11%) 14 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 0 / 3 (0.00%) 0 0

1973 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 16 — DB
  • 14 — RB
  • 11 — G
  • 8 — LB
  • 8 — QB
  • 6 — T
  • 5 — OT
  • 5 — WR
  • 4 — DT
  • 4 — HB
  • 4 — TE
  • 2 — E
  • 2 — K
  • 1 — C
  • 1 — DE
  • 1 — FB
  • 1 — OG
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 8 — Alberta
  • 8 — Simon Fraser
  • 7 — Western Ontario
  • 6 — Waterloo Lutheran
  • 5 — McMaster
  • 4 — Ottawa
  • 3 — Eastern Michigan
  • 3 — Guelph
  • 3 — Manitoba
  • 3 — Windsor
  • 2 — Boise State
  • 2 — Calgary
  • 2 — Drake
  • 2 — Idaho State
  • 2 — Mount Allison
  • 2 — Queen's
  • 2 — Saskatchewan
  • 2 — Toronto
  • 2 — Utah State
  • 2 — Waterloo
  • 2 — Youngstown State
  • 1 — Bishop's, Bowling Green, British Columbia (UBC), California-Berkeley, Carleton, Cornell, Minnesota, Montana State, Moorhead State, New Brunswick, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northwood, Otterbein, Purdue, Saint Mary's, Washington State, Weber State, Western Illinois, Wisconsin State-La Crosse, Wooster

Territorial Protections Jan. 10, 1973

Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
BC Harold Grozdanich (OG) Boise State
BC Ross Clarkson (WR) Simon Fraser
BC [OTT] Robbie Allen (OT) Bishop's
TOR Lou Clare (RB) Minnesota
TOR Peter Muller (TE) Western Illinois
CGY Tom Forzani (WR) Utah State
CGY Blain Lamoureux (LB) Washington State
EDM Joe Worobec (OT) Drake
EDM Garry Adam (DT) Alberta
EDM [MTL] Rick McKay (LB) North Dakota State
MTL Pat Bonnett (OT) Idaho State
WPG Roy Albertson (OT) Simon Fraser
WPG Wayne Ducharme (RB) Bowling Green
OTT Donn Smith (OT) Purdue
SSK Terry Bolych (LB) Weber State
SSK Andy McLeod (LB) Alberta
HAM George Milosevic (E) Cornell
HAM Bob Macoritti (K) Wooster

Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) BC Brian Sopatyk (G) Boise State
1–2 (2) TOR Barry Finlay (QB) McMaster
1–3 (3) CGY Mike Logan (QB) Eastern Michigan
1–4 (4) MTL [EDM] Pierre Lefebvre (DB) Saint Mary's
1–5 (5) MTL Jack Schwartzberg (K) Alberta
1–6 (6) BC [WPG] Slade Willis (WR) Drake
1–7 (7) EDM [OTT] Dave McGillis (HB) Calgary
1–8 (8) SSK Art Edgson (DB) Idaho State
1–9 (9) EDM [HAM] Wayne Allison (QB) Waterloo Lutheran
2–1 (10) BC Paul Giroday (FB) California-Berkeley
2–2 (11) TOR Greg Higson (HB) McMaster
2–3 (12) CGY Paul Perras (G) McMaster
2–4 (13) BC [EDM] Bob Helman (RB) North Dakota
2–5 (14) HAM [MTL] Ken Hass (LB) Moorhead State
2–6 (15) WPG Dale Potter (LB) Ottawa
2–7 (16) OTT Bruce McMillan (RB) Mount Allison
2–8 (17) SSK Ted Passmore (RB) Eastern Michigan
2–9 (18) BC [HAM] Cor Doret (RB) Toronto
3–1 (19) BC Joe Fabiani (QB) Western Ontario
3–2 (20) TOR Chris Skopelianos (DB) Western Ontario
3–3 (21) CGY Doug Thompson (RB) Otterbein
3–4 (22) EDM Bill Sherwood (G) Ottawa
3–5 (23) MTL Stacey Coray (DB) Waterloo Lutheran
3–6 (24) WPG Nick Kanakos (DB) Simon Fraser
3–7 (25) OTT Roger Comartin (DB) Alberta
3–8 (26) SSK Gerry Harris (TE) Saskatchewan
3–9 (27) HAM Gord McColeman (DT) Waterloo Lutheran
4–1 (28) BC Bill McGregor (WR) Simon Fraser
4–2 (29) TOR Wayne Cuncic (G) Utah State
4–3 (30) CGY Wanye Dunkley (QB) Toronto
4–4 (31) EDM Gerry Blacker (RB) Waterloo Lutheran
4–5 (32) MTL David Mair (TE) Youngstown State
4–6 (33) WPG Brian Warrender (HB) Queen's
4–7 (34) OTT Jim Budge (DB) Western Ontario
4–8 (35) SSK Mike Ewachniuk (DT) Alberta
4–9 (36) HAM David Kerr (RB) Western Ontario
5–1 (37) BC Rudy Florio (RB) Youngstown State
5–2 (38) TOR Brian Wetsell (T) British Columbia (UBC)
5–3 (39) CGY Roan Kane (WR) Waterloo Lutheran
5–4 (40) EDM Dan Syratiuk (T) Western Ontario
5–5 (41) MTL Robert Whitfield (T) Guelph
5–6 (42) WPG Paul Hilborn (T) Simon Fraser
5–7 OTT Pass
5–8 (43) SSK Lee Benard (DB) Manitoba
5–9 (44) HAM Jamie Spears (RB) McMaster
6–1 (45) BC Terry Sharpe (G) Simon Fraser
6–2 (46) TOR Bill Ross (E) Waterloo
6–3 (47) CGY Allan Young (G) Montana State
6–4 (48) EDM Gary Duffy (QB) Wisconsin State-La Crosse
6–5 (49) MTL John Cater (DB) Waterloo Lutheran
6–6 (50) WPG Fred Clarke (G) Western Ontario
6–7 OTT Pass
6–8 (51) SSK Don Savich (TE) Alberta
6–9 (52) HAM Mike Telepchuk (QB) Guelph
7–1 (53) BC Mike Flynn (RB) Waterloo
7–2 (54) TOR Larry Jack (DT) New Brunswick
7–3 (55) CGY Lorne Watters (LB) Calgary
7–4 (56) EDM Brian Jones (DE) Alberta
7–5 (57) MTL James Drummond (G) Alberta
7–6 (58) WPG Tim Crowe (T) Windsor
7–7 OTT Pass
7–8 (59) SSK Nick Drakich (T) Windsor
7–9 (60) HAM Brian Dunn (DB) Northwood
8–1 (61) BC John Quinlan (HB) McMaster
8–2 (62) TOR Bill Hunter (DB) Western Ontario
8–3 (63) CGY Brock Fownes (G) Carleton
8–4 (64) EDM Doug Keene (RB) Eastern Michigan
8–5 (65) MTL Michael Oulton (DB) Mount Allison
8–6 (66) WPG Bart Evans (G) Manitoba
8–7 OTT Pass
8–8 (67) SSK Marv Janzen (DB) Saskatchewan
8–9 (68) HAM Peter Montigny (C) Ottawa
9–1 (69) BC Al Thomas (DB) Simon Fraser
9–2 TOR Pass
9–3 (70) CGY Dennis Kelly (QB) Simon Fraser
9–4 (71) EDM Dave Campbell (DB) Queen's
9–5 (72) MTL Ted McEachern (G) Guelph
9–6 (73) WPG Dean Samson (DB) Manitoba
9–7 OTT Pass
9–8 (74) HAM [SSK] Bill Bunting (LB) Ottawa
9–9 (75) HAM Jim Wakeman (RB) Windsor

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Contributors

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