The Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 3 3 0 0 6 68 24 W3 3-0-0
Regular Season 16 10 6 0 20 370 221 W2 4-2-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 207 131 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 163 90 W1 4-2-0

Full 1959 League Standings

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 2 (2-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (2-2-0) 5 (3-2-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 7 (5-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 2nd 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 7 (5-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 11 (9-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 3rd 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (2-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 10 (7-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-3-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 10 (10-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Wed Jul 15
EDM 15 @ CGY 10 W 7,000  
A
Tue Jul 21
CGY 7 @ EDM 33 W 7,500  
B
Mon Aug 3
OTT 7 @ EDM 20 W 10,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
2
Mon Aug 17
BC 12 @ EDM 0 L 14,000  
3
Mon Aug 24
SSK 0 @ EDM 55 W 14,000  
3
Thu Aug 27
EDM 16 @ WPG 1 W 18,928  
4
Mon Aug 31
EDM 7 @ BC 8 L 34,273  
5
Sat Sep 5
WPG 16 @ EDM 8 L 17,143  
5
Mon Sep 7
EDM 16 @ CGY 10 W 17,200  
6
Sat Sep 12
CGY 20 @ EDM 27 W 20,000  
7
Sat Sep 19
EDM 32 @ SSK 0 W 10,000  
7
Mon Sep 21
BC 7 @ EDM 29 W 18,000  
8
Mon Sep 28
EDM 10 @ WPG 13 L 17,707  
9
Sat Oct 3
SSK 15 @ EDM 44 W 17,500  
10
Sat Oct 10
EDM 38 @ BC 14 W 28,679  
10
Mon Oct 12
CGY 41 @ EDM 23 L 15,500  
11
Sat Oct 17
EDM 24 @ CGY 25 L 17,000  
11
Mon Oct 19
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 W 15,500  
12
Sat Oct 24
EDM 20 @ SSK 19 W 8,000  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sat Oct 31
EDM 20 @ BC 8 W 33,993  
P1
Wed Nov 4 10:00 PM
BC 7 @ EDM 41 W 16,000 CBC
P2
Wed Nov 11 2:00 PM
WPG 19 @ EDM 11 L 16,000  
P2
Sat Nov 14 3:00 PM
EDM 8 @ WPG 16 L 15,872 CBC

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.469 5-3-0 (8) 5-3-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.563
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.063
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.750

Team Scoring

19591958 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.94 -0.81
Average Winning Score 29.80 +5.02
Average Losing Score 12.00 -1.00
Average Home Score 25.88 +5.75
Average Visitor Score 20.38 +1.50
Average Margin of Victory 19.20 +6.64
Average Margin of Loss 7.17 -8.33

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 263561 7569144 283159 7828106 207 (25.9)163 (20.4)370 (23.1)
Opponent 341044 302656 321850 353671 90 (11.3)131 (16.4)221 (13.8)

Coaches

Head Coaches

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Player Awards and Nominations

1959 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Johnny Bright (Winner)
  • Lineman — Roger Nelson (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Don Getty, Sr. (Division Finalist)

Edmonton Eskimos 1959 All-Star Selections

7 All-Division Selections
HB Johnny Bright
HB Jackie Parker
T Roger Nelson
DT Art Walker, Jr.
DE Ed Gray
ILB Al Ecuyer
CLB Rollie Miles

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Edmonton Eskimos 1959 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Julian Porter (T) Toronto
2–7 (16)   Ron Delisle (C) Queen's
3–7 (21)   Brian Aston (QB) Toronto
4–7   Pass

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