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 12 / 40 (30.00%) 537
1 4 / 4 (100.00%) 186
2 4 / 4 (100.00%) 237
3 1 / 4 (25.00%) 80
4 2 / 4 (50.00%) 32
5 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
6 1 / 4 (25.00%) 2
7 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
8 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
9 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0
10 0 / 4 (0.00%) 0

1953 Team Breakdown and Draft Success

Team Played / Picks (%) League GP Team GP
League Total 12 / 40 (30.00%) 537 421
Montreal Alouettes 4 / 10 (40.00%) 335 299
Toronto Argonauts 3 / 10 (30.00%) 82 2
Ottawa Rough Riders 3 / 10 (30.00%) 53 53
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 / 10 (20.00%) 67 67

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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