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, Western 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) Western 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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