The BC Lions 1983 Season Player Roster

1983 BC Lions Game Participation by Player

Jersey Name Class Position Experience
League (Team)
Regular
GP
Grey Cup
GP
8 Armour, Ned I WR R (1st) 26 San Diego State 3 1
68 Blain, John N T 7th (7th) 28 San Jose State 16 1
72 Bradley, Gerald I WR R (1st) 22 Weber State 1 0
72 Buis, Jamie N G, T R (1st) 21 Simon Fraser 1 0
10 Byrd, Melvin I DB 2nd (2nd) 24 California-Davis 15 1
71 Chapdelaine, Jacques N SB R (1st) 21 Simon Fraser 16 1
66 Cherkas, Ron N DT 8th (1st) 29 Utah 5 1
14 Cowan, Tim I QB R (1st) 22 Washington 3 0
64 Craver, Jon I DE R (1st) 22 James Madison 2 0
28 Crawford, Larry I DB 3rd (3rd) 23 Iowa State 16 1
50 Crews, Tyrone I LB 3rd (3rd) 27 Kansas State 16 0
55 Curry, James I DE R (1st) 25 Nevada-Reno 9 0
3 DeBrueys, Mark N TE 2nd (1st) 24 Western Ontario 12 1
9 Dewalt, Roy I QB 4th (4th) 26 Texas-Arlington 15 1
24 Fernandez, Mervyn I WR 2nd (2nd) 23 San Jose State 16 1
7 Glier, Bernie N LB R (1st) 22 British Columbia (UBC) 16 1
35 Greene, Sammy I WR R (1st) 24 Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) 14 0
67 Guevin, Dennis N DL 2nd (2nd) 23 Simon Fraser 16 1
26 Heath, Jo Jo Jr. I DB 2nd (1st) 26 Pittsburgh 14 1
58 Hebeler, Nick N DE 5th (5th) 25 Simon Fraser 5 0
62 Hickman, Donnie I T 4th (4th) 28 Southern California (USC) 10 0
18 Hinton, Ken I DB 7th (7th) 28 San Diego State 1 0
37 Jackson, Glen N LB 8th (8th) 29 Simon Fraser 15 1
32 Jones, Andre I DB 3rd (1st) 26 Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) 8 0
23 Jones, Larry I RB R (1st) 23 Colorado State 8 0
1 Kearse, Tim I SB R (1st) 23 San Jose State 1 0
16 Kirkley, Mike N RB 2nd (1st) 23 Western Ontario 1 0
60 Klassen, Rick N DT 3rd (3rd) 23 Simon Fraser 16 1
31 Konar, Kevin N LB 4th (4th) 24 British Columbia (UBC) 16 1
11 Kuklo, Joe N DB 3rd (1st) 24 Simon Fraser 6 0
27 Lavorato, Pete N LB 9th (2nd) 30 Utah State 6 0
54 Leonhard, Glenn N G 7th (7th) 28 Manitoba 16 1
4 Martin, Nelson Jr. N S 3rd (3rd) 24 Seneca 16 1
16 McBride, Billy I DB 4th (1st) 26 Tennessee State 2 1
45 McNeel, Dave I LB R (1st) 23 Missouri 2 1
51 Miles, Warner N G 3rd (1st) 23 Ottawa 12 1
78 Moore, Mack I DT 3rd (3rd) 24 Texas A&M 16 1
21 Pankratz, John N SB 4th (4th) 26 Simon Fraser 16 1
6 Paopao, Joe I QB 6th (6th) 28 Long Beach State 14 1
17 Parker, Kerry I DB 4th (4th) 27 Grambling State 16 1
5 Passaglia, Lui N K, P 8th (8th) 29 Simon Fraser 16 1
33 Potter, Ryan N RB 2nd (2nd) 23 Western Ontario 16 1
74 Racette, Brent N DE 4th (2nd) 27 British Columbia (UBC) 14 1
65 Roper, Gerald N G 2nd (2nd) 23 Arizona 13 1
34 Strong, Ray I RB R (1st) 27 Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) 4 1
63 Swafford, Don I OT 4th (1st) 26 Florida 6 1
19 Taylor, Don N RB 6th (6th) 27 Central (IA) 16 1
79 Vaughan, Ruben, Jr. I DL R (1st) 26 Colorado 4 1
25 Waddy, Ray Jr. I DE R (1st) 26 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6 0
66 Waite, Rob N DT 2nd (1st) 26 British Columbia (UBC) 3 0
20 White, John Henry I RB 6th (6th) 27 Louisiana Tech 14 1
52 Wilson, Al N C 12th (12th) 33 Montana State 16 1

* – Age at start of 1983 season (July 7, 1983).

1983 BC Lions Roster Numbers

Count
Active players52
Inactive players0
Total52

Players from 1982 no longer with team: 18 players
Remaining players from 1982: 27 players
New players added in 1983: 25 players

1983 BC Lions Player Experience

Roster
Count
Rookies15
2 – 4 years25
5 – 9 years11
10+ years1
3.42 years average experience52

1983 BC Lions Position Summary

Defense
PositionCountGPAvg. Weight (lbs)
DB878
DE536
DL220
DT440
LB671
S116
Offense
PositionCountGPAvg. Weight (lbs)
C116
G442
OT16
QB332
RB659
SB333
T327
TE112
WR434
Special Teams
PositionCountGPAvg. Weight (lbs)
K116
P116

1983 BC Lions Player Classification Summary

Class Count GP Audit (spots [GP])
Non-import 25 301 (18.81 [min 304])
Import 24 204 (12.75 [max 208])
QB (Import)332 (2.00 [max 32])
Total52537 (33.56 [max 544])

Contributors

  • 52 — Steve Daniel/CFL (Player participation)
  • 44 — Anonymous (Jersey number)
  • 8 — Mark Estep (Jersey number)

Notices

  • No notices for this roster.