1997 CFL Canadian Amateur Draft

  • 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 Rough Riders 0 / 0 (0.00%) 0 0
Edmonton Eskimos 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

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

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.