1981 CFL Season Awards

Player Selections

(Includes weekly selections only)

Team Selections

  • 13 – Winnipeg
  • 8 – BC
  • 8 – Hamilton
  • 8 – Saskatchewan
  • 6 – Edmonton
  • 4 – Montreal
  • 3 – Calgary
  • 1 – Ottawa

Position Selections

  • 8 – DB
  • 8 – LB
  • 8 – QB
  • 5 – DE
  • 4 – DT
  • 4 – RB
  • 3 – OG
  • 3 – OT
  • 3 – WR
  • 1 – C
  • 1 – CB
  • 1 – DL
  • 1 – K
  • 1 – SB

All Selections by Week

Week 1
  1. Offensive Star Tom Clements QB (HAM)
  2. Defensive Star Ed “Too Small” Jones DB (EDM)
  3. Lineman Star Mike Samples DT (SSK)
Week 2
  1. Offensive Star Keith Baker WR (HAM)
  2. Defensive Star Tom Cousineau LB (MTL)
  3. Lineman Star Larry Butler OG (WPG)
Week 3
  1. Offensive Star Ty Gray WR (BC)
  2. Defensive Star Doug Battershill DB (CGY)
  3. Lineman Star Rick Goltz DT (BC)
Week 4
  1. Offensive Star Larry Key RB (BC)
  2. Defensive Star Vince Goldsmith LB (SSK)
  3. Lineman Star Edward Fulton OT (HAM)
Week 5
  1. Offensive Star Joe Barnes QB (SSK)
  2. Defensive Star Dan Kepley LB (EDM)
  3. Lineman Star John Helton DE (WPG)
Week 6
  1. Offensive Star Dieter Brock QB (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Carm Carteri LB (HAM)
  3. Lineman Star Bobby Thompson, Jr. OT (WPG)
Week 7
  1. Offensive Star Joey Walters WR (SSK)
  2. Defensive Star David Shaw CB (HAM)
  3. Lineman Star David Boone, Jr. DE (EDM)
Week 8
  1. Offensive Star Warren Moon QB (EDM)
  2. Defensive Star James “Quick” Parker LB (EDM)
  3. Lineman Star Reggie Lewis DL (CGY)
Week 9
  1. Offensive Star William Miller RB (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Ben Zambiasi LB (HAM)
  3. Lineman Star Al Wilson C (BC)
Week 10
  1. Offensive Star John Hufnagel QB (SSK)
  2. Defensive Star Harold Woods DB (HAM)
  3. Lineman Star Ed McAleney DT (CGY)
Week 12
  1. Offensive Star Larry Key RB (BC)
  2. Defensive Star Ben Zambiasi LB (HAM)
  3. Lineman Star Nick Hebeler DE (BC)
Week 13
  1. Offensive Star Dieter Brock QB (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Vince Phason DB (WPG)
  3. Lineman Star Frank Smith OT (WPG)
Week 14
  1. Offensive Star Dieter Brock QB (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Jim Marshall DB (MTL)
  3. Lineman Star David Boone, Jr. DE (EDM)
Week 15
  1. Offensive Star Trevor Kennerd K (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Andre Jones DB (SSK)
  3. Lineman Star Mike Samples DT (SSK)
Week 16
  1. Offensive Star Rick House SB (WPG)
  2. Defensive Star Charley Williams DB (WPG)
  3. Lineman Star Rudy Phillips OG (OTT)
Week 17
  1. Offensive Star Joe Paopao QB (BC)
  2. Defensive Star Jerry Friesen LB (SSK)
  3. Lineman Star Larry Butler OG (WPG)
Week 18
  1. Offensive Star David Overstreet RB (MTL)
  2. Defensive Star Larry Crawford DB (BC)
  3. Lineman Star Keith Gary DE (MTL)

Player Selections

Team Selections

Position Selections

All Selections by Month

1981 Grey Cup Awards

1981 Grey Cup Most Valuable Players
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Offensive Player — J.C. Watts, Jr. (OTT)
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Defensive Player — John Glassford (OTT)
  • Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian Player — Neil Lumsden (EDM)

1981 League Awards

1981 Most Outstanding Players
Other 1981 Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Ken McEachern (SSK)