Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) TOR [OTT] Chad Folk (OL) Utah
1–2 (2) SSK   Ben Fairbrother (OL) Calgary
1–3 (3) EDM [BC] Ian Franklin (CB) Weber State
1–4 (4) HAM   Tim Prinsen (OG) North Dakota
1–5 (5) CGY [WPG] Doug Brown (DL) Simon Fraser
1–6 (6) MTL   Steve Charbonneau (DL) New Hampshire
1–7 (7) CGY   Jason Clemett (LB) Simon Fraser
1–8 (8) EDM   Mark Verbeek (née Mark Farraway) (DL) St. Francis Xavier
1–9 (9) TOR   Matt DuBuc (SB) Texas Tech
2–1 (10) BC [SSK] Bob Beveridge (OL) British Columbia (UBC)
2–2 (11) MTL [BC] Jerome Pathon (WR) Washington
2–3 (12) HAM   Joe Rumolo (DL) Akron
2–4 (13) SSK [WPG] Chris Szarka (FB) Eastern Illinois
2–5 (14) MTL   Ryan Coughlin (OL) McGill
2–6 (15) CGY   Jeff Traversy (DT) Edinboro
2–7 (16) EDM   Patrice Denis (LB) Western Ontario
2–8 (17) TOR   Steve Salter (OL) Ottawa
3–1 (18) TOR [WPG, SSK] Aldi Henry (CB) Michigan State
3–2 (19) BC   Paul Stoilen (LB) Simon Fraser
3–3 OTT [HAM] Pass  
3–4 (20) BC [WPG] John Partchenko (OT) Michigan
3–5 (21) MTL   Bruno Heppell (RB) Western Michigan
3–6 (22) CGY   Frank Rocca (OL) Eastern Michigan
3–7 (23) WPG [EDM] Maurice Henriques (S) Colorado
3–8 (24) TOR   Dave Mudge (OT) Michigan State
4–1 (25) BC [OTT] Bret Anderson (P) Simon Fraser
4–2 (26) SSK   Mark Raphael (CB) Ottawa
4–3 (27) BC   Martin Miller (CB) Manitoba
4–4 (28) HAM   Mark Nohra (RB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–5 (29) MTL [WPG] Derek Krete (LB) Western Ontario
4–6 (30) MTL   Ryan Carruthers (SB) Calgary
4–7 (31) CGY   Uzo Ubani (SB) Concordia
4–8 (32) EDM   David Heasman (OL) Northern Arizona
4–9 (33) TOR   Jayson Hansen (OL) Texas Tech
5–1 (34) SSK   Andre Batson (WR) York
5–2 (35) BC   Jamie MacDonald (OT) Northern Illinois
5–3 (36) HAM   Luc Normand (WR) Bishop's
5–4 (37) WPG   Jonathan Swift (LB) Tennessee-Martin
5–5 (38) MTL   Andy Bereton (SB) Western Michigan
5–6 (39) CGY   Trent Bagnall (DB) Saskatchewan
5–7 (40) EDM   O.J. Santiago (TE) Kent State
5–8 (41) TOR   Mark Giardetti (DE) Evangel
6–1 (42) SSK   Dan Comisky (OL) Windsor
6–2 (43) BC   Kelly Lochbaum (LB) Northern Arizona
6–3 HAM   Forfeited pick for 1996 Supplemental Draft Pick  
6–4 (44) WPG   Wayne Weathers (DE) Manitoba
6–5 (45) MTL   Francis Bellefroid (LB) Bishop's
6–6 (46) CGY   Paul Donkersley (RB) Acadia
6–7 (47) EDM   Chris Hardy (QB) Manitoba
6–8 (48) TOR   Kris Kershaw (QB) Salisbury State
  • Date: April 7, 1997
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Rounds: 6
  • Players selected: 48
Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 33 / 48 (68.75%) 2,825
1 9 / 9 (100.00%) 979
2 7 / 8 (87.50%) 529
3 5 / 7 (71.43%) 412
4 7 / 9 (77.78%) 423
5 2 / 8 (25.00%) 38
6 3 / 7 (42.86%) 444

1997 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 33 / 48 (68.75%) 2,825 1,600
Ottawa RedBlacks 0 / 0 (0.00%) 0 0
Edmonton Elks 6 / 6 (100.00%) 443 190
Toronto Argonauts 6 / 8 (75.00%) 530 259
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 / 4 (75.00%) 263 74
BC Lions 5 / 7 (71.43%) 350 298
Montreal Alouettes 5 / 8 (62.50%) 345 246
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 / 5 (60.00%) 352 281
Calgary Stampeders 4 / 7 (57.14%) 414 167
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 / 3 (33.33%) 128 85

1997 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 9 — OL
  • 7 — LB
  • 4 — CB
  • 4 — DL
  • 4 — SB
  • 3 — OT
  • 3 — RB
  • 3 — WR
  • 2 — DE
  • 2 — QB
  • 1 — DB
  • 1 — DT
  • 1 — FB
  • 1 — OG
  • 1 — P
  • 1 — S
  • 1 — TE
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 4 — Simon Fraser
  • 3 — Manitoba
  • 2 — Bishop's
  • 2 — British Columbia (UBC)
  • 2 — Calgary
  • 2 — Michigan State
  • 2 — Northern Arizona
  • 2 — Ottawa
  • 2 — Texas Tech
  • 2 — Western Michigan
  • 2 — Western Ontario
  • 1 — Acadia, Akron, Colorado, Concordia, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Edinboro, Evangel, Kent State, McGill, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Northern Illinois, Salisbury State, Saskatchewan, St. Francis Xavier, Tennessee-Martin, Utah, Washington, Weber State, Windsor, York

Sources

  • CFL Facts, Figures and Records 1997 Edition
  • The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia 2013 Edition

Contributors

  • No contributors for this draft.

Notices

  • No notices for this draft.