1985 CFL Canadian Amateur Draft

  • Date: Feb. 19, 1985
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Rounds: 9
  • Players selected: 81
Notes

Territorial protections were abolished in 1985 for College players.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 37 / 81 (45.68%) 2,116
1 8 / 9 (88.89%) 656
2 6 / 9 (66.67%) 286
3 4 / 9 (44.44%) 162
4 5 / 9 (55.56%) 273
5 6 / 9 (66.67%) 270
6 4 / 9 (44.44%) 208
7 2 / 9 (22.22%) 85
8 1 / 9 (11.11%) 78
9 1 / 9 (11.11%) 98

1985 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 37 / 81 (45.68%) 2,116 1,310
Calgary Stampeders 6 / 10 (60.00%) 382 170
Saskatchewan Roughriders 6 / 10 (60.00%) 355 240
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6 / 10 (60.00%) 328 250
Ottawa Rough Riders 4 / 8 (50.00%) 309 74
Edmonton Eskimos 4 / 9 (44.44%) 189 172
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 / 8 (37.50%) 254 232
BC Lions 4 / 11 (36.36%) 167 119
Toronto Argonauts 2 / 7 (28.57%) 59 37
Montreal Concordes 2 / 8 (25.00%) 73 16

1985 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 14 — RB
  • 13 — LB
  • 10 — WR
  • 8 — DB
  • 8 — OL
  • 5 — TE
  • 4 — DE
  • 4 — DL
  • 3 — C
  • 3 — K
  • 2 — DT
  • 2 — OG
  • 2 — OT
  • 2 — QB
  • 1 — SB
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 8 — British Columbia (UBC)
  • 7 — Alberta
  • 6 — Simon Fraser
  • 5 — Western Ontario
  • 4 — Calgary
  • 4 — Concordia
  • 3 — Acadia
  • 3 — Manitoba
  • 3 — McMaster
  • 3 — Saskatchewan
  • 3 — Wilfrid Laurier
  • 3 — York
  • 2 — Carleton
  • 2 — Guelph
  • 2 — North Dakota
  • 2 — Tennessee
  • 2 — Toronto
  • 2 — Weber State
  • 1 — Boise State, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Henderson State, Illinois, Marshall, McGill, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Minot State, Mount Allison, Oregon, Ottawa, Panhandle State, Queen's, Saint Mary's, St. Francis Xavier, Washington State

Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) OTT Nick Benjamin (OL) Concordia
1–2 (2) CGY Randy Ambrosie (OL) Manitoba
1–3 (3) BC [SSK] John Ulmer (DE) North Dakota
1–4 (4) MTL Tony Johns (RB) Henderson State
1–5 (5) EDM Peter Emsky (OL) Washington State
1–6 (6) WPG [TOR] Pat Langdon (TE) Tennessee
1–7 (7) BC Rick Ryan (DB) Weber State
1–8 (8) HAM Jed Tommy (RB) Guelph
1–9 (9) WPG Bob Molle (DE) Simon Fraser
2–1 (10) OTT Tom Monroe (WR) British Columbia (UBC)
2–2 (11) CGY Garret Doll (LB) Alberta
2–3 (12) SSK David Conrad (TE) Acadia
2–4 (13) MTL Scott Robson (C) North Dakota
2–5 (14) BC [EDM] Bruce Barnett (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–6 (15) CGY [TOR] Tom Spoletini (OT) Calgary
2–7 (16) BC Joe Pariselli (RB) York
2–8 (17) HAM Lance Thompson (LB) Carleton
2–9 (18) WPG Derron Vernon (RB) Eastern Michigan
3–1 (19) OTT Neri Fratin (RB) Ottawa
3–2 (20) CGY Wes Cooper (RB) Weber State
3–3 (21) SSK Gerald Lashyn (LB) Saskatchewan
3–4 (22) BC [MTL] Bob Jedicke (DL) Western Ontario
3–5 (23) EDM Mark Horvath (DB) McMaster
3–6 (24) TOR Don Adamic (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
3–7 (25) EDM [BC] Renzo Passaretti (LB) Saint Mary's
3–8 (26) BC [HAM] Chris Spence (RB) Simon Fraser
3–9 (27) WPG Rob Prodanovic (DL) Calgary
4–1 (28) SSK [OTT] Tony Dennis (WR) Simon Fraser
4–2 (29) CGY Scott Bissessar (WR) Queen's
4–3 (30) SSK Lloyd Clefstad (DT) Simon Fraser
4–4 (31) MTL Mike O'Donnell (QB) Manitoba
4–5 (32) EDM Clorindo Grilli (RB) McMaster
4–6 (33) TOR Kristen Keillor (OT) Wilfrid Laurier
4–7 (34) BC Kent Wilchuck (LB) Oregon
4–8 (35) OTT [HAM] Marty Palazeti (DE) Marshall
4–9 (36) HAM [WPG] Dale Sanderson (C) Tennessee
5–1 (37) SSK [OTT] Steve Crane (DB) Acadia
5–2 (38) CGY Terry Cochrane (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
5–3 (39) SSK Rob Bresciani (WR) Saskatchewan
5–4 (40) MTL Bloyce Bulman (DE) Mount Allison
5–5 (41) EDM Tom Richards (RB) Alberta
5–6 (42) TOR Dan Petschenig (OL) Carleton
5–7 (43) BC John Moffat (WR) Western Ontario
5–8 (44) HAM Glen Miller (SB) McGill
5–9 (45) WPG Glenn Steele (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
6–1 (46) OTT Lance Chomyc (K) Toronto
6–2 (47) CGY Joe Mahnic (RB) Saskatchewan
6–3 (48) SSK Jerry Nash (DB) Alberta
6–4 (49) MTL Mark Clatney (DT) Minnesota State-Moorhead
6–5 (50) EDM Harold Reimer (OL) Alberta
6–6 (51) TOR Alex Troop (LB) Wilfrid Laurier
6–7 (52) BC Chester Krala (LB) Calgary
6–8 (53) HAM Lance Harry (OG) Concordia
6–9 (54) WPG Greg Miller (LB) Concordia
7–1 (55) OTT George Ganas (RB) York
7–2 (56) CGY Roger DesLauriers (DB) British Columbia (UBC)
7–3 (57) SSK Mark Urness (OG) Boise State
7–4 (58) MTL Donovan Brown (DB) York
7–5 (59) EDM Bill Starke (WR) Western Ontario
7–6 (60) TOR Andy Filipiuk (WR) Toronto
7–7 (61) WPG [BC] Doug Campbell (LB) Alberta
7–8 (62) HAM John Lepore (RB) Guelph
7–9 (63) WPG Randy Saunders (TE) Simon Fraser
8–1 (64) OTT Morris Elfenbaum (OL) Minot State
8–2 (65) CGY James White (WR) Simon Fraser
8–3 (66) SSK Roger Mayer (DL) Concordia
8–4 (67) MTL David Brinkle (LB) Panhandle State
8–5 (68) EDM Dana Donald (DB) Alberta
8–6 (69) TOR Nolan Duke (C) Wilfrid Laurier
8–7 (70) BC John Melvin (DL) British Columbia (UBC)
8–8 (71) HAM Brian Bone (WR) Western Ontario
8–9 (72) WPG Randy Fabi (WR) Western Ontario
9–1 (73) OTT Craig Keenan (QB) Colorado
9–2 (74) CGY Robin Simpson (OL) Calgary
9–3 (75) SSK Colum Armstrong (K) Acadia
9–4 (76) MTL Denis Boisclair (K) Illinois
9–5 (77) EDM Mike McLean (LB) Alberta
9–6 (78) TOR Kevin Reaume (TE) St. Francis Xavier
9–7 (79) BC Bob Ros (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
9–8 (80) HAM Sean McKenna (LB) McMaster
9–9 (81) WPG Rob St. Mars (LB) Manitoba

Sources

  • Regina Leader-Post
  • CFL Facts, Figures and Records 1985 Edition
  • The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia 2013 Edition

Contributors

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Notices

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