1953 IRFU Canadian Amateur Draft

  • Date: Jan. 23, 1953
  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Rounds: 10
  • Players selected: 40
Notes

Teams were allowed to select graduating players from five eastern universities — McGill, McMaster, Queen’s, Toronto and Western Ontario.

Round Played / Picks (%) League GP
League Total 17 / 40 (42.50%) 571
1 4 / 4 (100.00%) 186
2 4 / 4 (100.00%) 243
3 2 / 4 (50.00%) 86
4 2 / 4 (50.00%) 32
5 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
6 2 / 4 (50.00%) 14
7 1 / 4 (25.00%) 4
8 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
9 1 / 4 (25.00%) 1
10 1 / 4 (25.00%) 5

1953 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 17 / 40 (42.50%) 571 421
Montreal Alouettes 6 / 10 (60.00%) 342 299
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 4 / 10 (40.00%) 78 67
Ottawa Rough Riders 4 / 10 (40.00%) 57 53
Toronto Argonauts 3 / 10 (30.00%) 94 2

1953 Draft Breakdown

Breakdown by Position
  • 13 — HB
  • 8 — G
  • 7 — E
  • 5 — MW
  • 3 — QB
  • 2 — C
  • 2 — M
Breakdown by College/Program
  • 11 — Queen's
  • 8 — Toronto
  • 7 — McGill
  • 7 — McMaster
  • 7 — Western Ontario

Canadian Amateur Draft Selections

Round–Pos
(Overall)
Team[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–1 (1) MTL   Douglas McNichol (E) Western Ontario
1–2 (2) OTT   Joe Harris (MW) Toronto
1–3 (3) TOR   Geoff Crain (QB) McGill
1–4 (4) HAM   Dunc Ellis (M) Toronto
2–1 (5) MTL   Bill Bewley (HB) Toronto
2–2 (6) OTT   Stu Kennedy (MW) Queen's
2–3 (7) TOR   Lee Munn (M) McMaster
2–4 (8) HAM   Ray Truant (HB) Western Ontario
3–1 (9) MTL   Jim Miller (E) McGill
3–2 (10) OTT   Tony Arnoldi (E) Queen's
3–3 (11) TOR   Don Griffin (HB) Queen's
3–4 (12) HAM   Lorne Wrigglesworth (HB) McMaster
4–1 (13) MTL   Millar Gallow (C) Western Ontario
4–2 (14) OTT   Hank Tamowski (E) Toronto
4–3 (15) TOR   Gerry Fewster (G) Western Ontario
4–4 (16) HAM   Gerry McTaggart (E) McMaster
5–1 (17) MTL   John Varcoe (G) Queen's
5–2 (18) OTT   Ken Atwood (HB) Queen's
5–3 (19) TOR   Al Haigh (HB) Toronto
5–4 (20) HAM   Jim Carroll (HB) Western Ontario
6–1 (21) MTL   Jim McCracken (MW) McMaster
6–2 (22) OTT   Cameron Kenny (HB) McGill
6–3 (23) TOR   Paul Shannon (E) McMaster
6–4 (24) HAM   Jack Sissons (HB) Queen's
7–1 (25) MTL   Garnet Bertrand (G) McGill
7–2 (26) OTT   Clive Bynoe (G) McMaster
7–3 (27) TOR   Don Williams (QB) McGill
7–4 (28) HAM   George Sutherland (C) Toronto
8–1 (29) MTL   Don Menard (G) McGill
8–2 (30) OTT   Pete Johnson (G) Queen's
8–3 (31) TOR   Roddy “Bud” Foster (G) McGill
8–4 (32) HAM   Blair Thomson (HB) Western Ontario
9–1 (33) MTL   Don Ball (HB) Queen's
9–2 (34) OTT   Bill Gatfield (HB) Queen's
9–3 (35) TOR   Ian Fraser (MW) Queen's
9–4 (36) HAM   Bob McMurdo (QB) Western Ontario
10–1 (37) MTL   Bill Burley (HB) Toronto
10–2 (38) OTT   Walter Waddell (G) Queen's
10–3 (39) TOR   Harry Hyde (MW) Toronto
10–4 (40) HAM   Jim Forrester (E) McMaster

Sources

Contributors

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Notices

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