1983 CFL Canadian Amateur Draft

  • Date: Feb. 13, 1983
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Territorial protections: 9
  • Rounds: 8
  • Players selected: 72
Notes

Territorial protections were reduced from 2 per team to 1 per team in 1983, for a total of nine players protected from the draft.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 26 / 72 (36.11%) 1,498
1 7 / 9 (77.78%) 571
2 5 / 9 (55.56%) 390
3 4 / 9 (44.44%) 73
4 5 / 9 (55.56%) 313
5 2 / 9 (22.22%) 107
6 2 / 9 (22.22%) 42
7 0 / 9 (0.00%) 0
8 1 / 9 (11.11%) 2

1983 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 26 / 72 (36.11%) 1,498 817
Calgary Stampeders 6 / 9 (66.67%) 205 143
Montreal Concordes 4 / 7 (57.14%) 197 70
Edmonton Eskimos 5 / 10 (50.00%) 103 40
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3 / 7 (42.86%) 254 95
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 / 8 (37.50%) 286 242
BC Lions 3 / 10 (30.00%) 298 133
Ottawa Rough Riders 2 / 8 (25.00%) 155 94
Toronto Argonauts 0 / 6 (0.00%) 0 0
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 0 / 7 (0.00%) 0 0

1983 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 16 — LB
  • 10 — DB
  • 9 — DE
  • 9 — OT
  • 8 — TE
  • 8 — WR
  • 4 — OG
  • 3 — FB
  • 3 — RB
  • 2 — DL
  • 2 — K
  • 2 — OL
  • 2 — QB
  • 1 — C
  • 1 — DT
  • 1 — SB
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 10 — British Columbia (UBC)
  • 8 — Western Ontario
  • 6 — Guelph
  • 5 — Simon Fraser
  • 5 — Wilfrid Laurier
  • 4 — Alberta
  • 4 — Toronto
  • 3 — Calgary
  • 3 — Manitoba
  • 3 — Saskatchewan
  • 2 — Acadia
  • 2 — Ottawa
  • 2 — St. Francis Xavier
  • 2 — Waterloo
  • 2 — York
  • 1 — Bishop's, Boston College, California Poly-Pomona, Carleton, Concordia, Cornell, Hawaii, McGill, Michigan State, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Minot State, Montana State, Moorhead State, Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), Queen's, Utah, Weber State, West Connecticut, Western Montana, Windsor

Territorial Protections Jan. 20, 1983

Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
OTT Mike Hudson (TE) Guelph
OTT [MTL] Roger Cattelan (OT) Boston College
SSK Scott Redl (DE) Saskatchewan
HAM Jim Pendergast (WR) Queen's
BC Jim Mills (OT) Hawaii
CGY Greg Vavra (QB) Calgary
WPG Scott Oliver (LB) Moorhead State
TOR Kelvin Pruenster (OT) California Poly-Pomona
EDM Blake Dermott (DE) Alberta

Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) CGY [MTL] Jerry Dobrovolny (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
1–2 (2) OTT Steve Harrison (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
1–3 (3) SSK Mike Emery (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
1–4 (4) EDM [HAM] Peter Bos (OG) British Columbia (UBC)
1–5 (5) BC Jacques Chapdelaine (WR) Simon Fraser
1–6 (6) CGY Chris Byrne (RB) Western Ontario
1–7 (7) WPG Jason Riley (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
1–8 (8) BC [TOR] Jamie Buis (OT) Simon Fraser
1–9 (9) EDM Tony Lawson (DE) McGill
2–1 (10) MTL Mark Hopkins (LB) York
2–2 (11) OTT Junior Robinson (DB) Guelph
2–3 (12) SSK Ray Elgaard (TE) Utah
2–4 (13) HAM Pat Palma (OT) Concordia
2–5 (14) BC Kevin Lapa (LB) Weber State
2–6 (15) CGY John Lynch (DB) Western Ontario
2–7 (16) EDM [WPG] Dale Kinney (DE) St. Francis Xavier
2–8 (17) BC [TOR] Peter LeClaire (FB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–9 (18) EDM Stew McAndrews (LB) Alberta
3–1 (19) MTL Blake Nill (OT) Calgary
3–2 (20) OTT Stan Benincasa (LB) Guelph
3–3 (21) SSK Richard White (LB) Simon Fraser
3–4 (22) HAM Carey Lapa (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
3–5 (23) BC William Bychowski (FB) Wilfrid Laurier
3–6 (24) CGY Bill Mintsoulis (WR) Toronto
3–7 (25) WPG John Pitts (LB) Western Ontario
3–8 (26) TOR Kevin Adams (DB) Waterloo
3–9 (27) EDM Rick Makos (OG) Toronto
4–1 (28) MTL Jim Kardash (TE) Western Ontario
4–2 (29) OTT John Kane (OL) Michigan State
4–3 (30) SSK Art Heler (WR) Waterloo
4–4 (31) HAM Rory Radford (LB) Guelph
4–5 (32) BC Jerome Erdman (WR) Simon Fraser
4–6 (33) CGY Brian Strong (OL) Montana State
4–7 (34) WPG Pat Cantner (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
4–8 (35) TOR Boyd Young (DL) Ottawa
4–9 (36) EDM Steve Hall (WR) Guelph
5–1 (37) MTL Steve Nagel (DE) Wilfrid Laurier
5–2 (38) OTT Courtney Taylor (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
5–3 (39) SSK Joel Johnston (FB) Simon Fraser
5–4 (40) HAM George Piva (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
5–5 (41) BC Harold Jackman (OT) Minnesota State-Moorhead
5–6 (42) CGY Tim Petros (RB) Calgary
5–7 (43) WPG Todd Turnbull (OG) Wilfrid Laurier
5–8 (44) TOR Bryan Back (OG) Guelph
5–9 (45) EDM Jerry Philip (DB) York
6–1 (46) MTL Ed Slabikowski (DB) Windsor
6–2 (47) OTT Francois Payer (DE) Bishop's
6–3 (48) SSK Todd McGauly (TE) Western Ontario
6–4 (49) HAM David Brace (TE) West Connecticut
6–5 (50) BC Kyle Barrow (LB) Western Ontario
6–6 (51) CGY Matt Janes (LB) Cornell
6–7 (52) WPG Fred Lyseyko (LB) Manitoba
6–8 (53) TOR Joey Tynes (RB) St. Francis Xavier
6–9 (54) EDM Paul Hickie (K) Saskatchewan
7–1 (55) MTL Ken Ross (DE) Carleton
7–2 (56) OTT Chris Rhora (DE) Acadia
7–3 (57) SSK Alain Grolean (DB) Ottawa
7–4 (58) HAM Mike Zivolak (C) Western Ontario
7–5 (59) BC Mike Brown (DB) Toronto
7–6 (60) CGY Mike Kurchak (K) Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)
7–7 (61) WPG Dave Bowness (TE) Manitoba
7–8 (62) TOR David Waud (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
7–9 (63) EDM Gord Reinich (SB) Alberta
8–1 (64) MTL Scott Leckie (DB) Toronto
8–2 (65) OTT Don Clow (WR) Acadia
8–3 (66) SSK Reiny Dundas (DT) Minot State
8–4 (67) HAM Jack Kalthof (LB) Saskatchewan
8–5 (68) BC Ken Munro (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
8–6 (69) CGY Yorg Gromer (TE) Western Montana
8–7 (70) WPG Danny Jakobs (DB) Manitoba
8–8 (71) TOR Rick Van Maanen (DL) Western Ontario
8–9 (72) EDM Jamie Crawford (QB) Alberta

Sources

Contributors

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Notices

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