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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