The Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 1983 Season

Season Summary

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 2 2 0 4 96 113 L1 2-2-0
Regular Season 16 5 10 1 11 389 498 T1 1-4-1
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 192 262 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 2 5 1 5 197 236 T1 1-4-1
   Divisional opponent 6 3 2 1 7 152 170 T1 3-2-1
   Non-divisional opponent 10 2 8 0 4 237 328 L2 1-5-0

Full 1983 League Standings

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.531 2-1-0 (3) 1-1-1 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.513 1-4-0 (5) 1-4-0 (5)
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.344
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.563

Coaches

Head Coaches
  • Al Bruno (Oct. 7, 1983 – Sept. 30, 1987)
  • Bud Riley (Jan. 18, 1982 – Oct. 7, 1983)

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1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Attendance

  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Total: 138,707
  • High: 25,128
  • Avg: 17,338 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1982 Avg: -1,962
  • Low: 12,523
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 59.32
  • Diff from League Avg: -12,864

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Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 55.44 5.63 +
Average Winning Score 34.80 6.30 +
Average Losing Score 19.40 1.17 -
Average Home Score 24.00 0.25 -
Average Visitor Score 24.63 0.63 -
Average Margin of Victory 12.60 3.60 +
Average Margin of Loss 17.20 6.20 +

Stadium

  • 1983 home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium
  • Capacity: 29,231
  • Playing surface: Fixed Artificial Turf (AstroTurf-like)
  • Previous stadium change: 1983 – Reduction

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Hamilton 203656 51105156 443478 772299 192 (24.0)197 (24.6)389 (24.3)
Opponent 6537102 6878146 454186 8480164 236 (29.5)262 (32.8)498 (31.1)

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 (0-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (3-3-0) 3 (1-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 5 (1-3-1) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (4-7-0)
After 2nd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (0-3-1) 5 (4-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 10 (1-8-1)
After 3rd 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 4 (2-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 6 (4-1-1) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (1-9-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 2 (2-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (5-0-0) 1 (0-0-1) 10 (0-10-0)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – Johnny Shepherd
  • Defensive Star

    • None

Lineman Star

  • 1 – Grover Covington
  • 1 – Henry Waszczuk

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Johnny Shepherd (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Ben Zambiasi (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — Ross Francis (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Bernie Ruoff (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Johnny Shepherd (Winner)
1983 Other Awards
  • Tom Pate Memorial Award — Henry Waszczuk (Winner)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
2–4 (13) Pat Palma (OT) Concordia
3–4 (22) Carey Lapa (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
4–4 (31) Rory Radford (LB) Guelph
5–4 (40) George Piva (OT) British Columbia (UBC)
6–4 (49) David Brace (TE) West Connecticut
7–4 (58) Mike Zivolak (C) Western Ontario
8–4 (67) Jack Kalthof (LB) Saskatchewan

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1983 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
RB Johnny Shepherd
5 All-Division Selections
RB Johnny Shepherd
WR Keith Baker
DHB Howard Fields
P Bernie Ruoff
K Bernie Ruoff

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Fri. June 10
HAM 6 @ TOR 24 L 28,520
B 6
Wed. June 15
TOR 24 @ HAM 35 W 11,505
C 10
Wed. June 22
7:00 PM
MTL 18 @ HAM 25 W 11,250
D 16
Wed. June 29
7:00 PM
HAM 30 @ OTT 47 L 13,331
1 22
Sat. July 9
5:00 PM
EDM 35 @ HAM 32 L 17,211 CBC
2 26
Sat. July 16
7:00 PM
HAM 50 @ SSK 19 W 25,759
3 28
Fri. July 22
6:30 PM
HAM 18 @ WPG 29 L 24,052 CTV
4 33
Sat. July 30
5:00 PM
BC 34 @ HAM 20 L 16,101 CBC
5 36
Sat. Aug. 6
8:00 PM
HAM 31 @ TOR 18 W 43,558
6 40
Sat. Aug. 13
5:00 PM
OTT 22 @ HAM 24 W 15,941 CBC
7 46
Sun. Aug. 21
8:30 PM
HAM 15 @ CGY 29 L 24,565 CBC
9 54
Mon. Sept. 5
5:00 PM
MTL 30 @ HAM 35 W 18,527 CTV
10 58
Sun. Sept. 11
2:00 PM
HAM 21 @ EDM 50 L 51,428 CTV
11 61
Sun. Sept. 18
11:30 PM
TOR 50 @ HAM 16 L 25,128 CBC
12 65
Sun. Sept. 25
1:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 29 L 26,014 CTV
13 67
Sat. Oct. 1
7:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 19 L 19,266 CBC
15 75
Sat. Oct. 15
5:00 PM
SSK 22 @ HAM 34 W 12,523 CTV
16 80
Sat. Oct. 22
8:30 PM
HAM 16 @ BC 41 L 45,513 CTV
17 85
Sun. Oct. 30
12:30 PM
CGY 35 @ HAM 12 L 14,010 CBC
18 89
Sun. Nov. 6
12:30 PM
HAM 21 @ MTL 21 T 41,157 CTV
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 13
12:30 PM
HAM 33 @ OTT 31 W 28,524 CBC
P2 93
Sun. Nov. 20
12:30 PM
HAM 36 @ TOR 41 L 54,530 CTV