The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Season

Season Summary

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 54 117 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 9 7 0 18 412 402 L1 3-3-0
    Home 8 5 3 0 10 241 175 W1 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 171 227 L2 2-4-0
   Divisional opponent 8 5 3 0 10 212 193 W1 4-2-0
   Non-divisional opponent 8 4 4 0 8 200 209 L2 3-3-0

Full 1983 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 4 (3-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 8 (7-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 7 (2-5-0)
After 2nd 5 (4-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0) 7 (6-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (2-6-0)
After 3rd 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0)
After 4th 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 9 (9-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0)
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri Jun 10 8:30 PM
CGY 26 @ WPG 4 L 16,599  
B
Fri Jun 17
BC 24 @ WPG 23 L 15,938  
C
Wed Jun 22 9:30 PM
WPG 17 @ EDM 34 L 38,951  
C
Sun Jun 26 3:30 PM
WPG 10 @ SSK 33 L 22,301  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Fri Jul 8 6:30 PM
OTT 26 @ WPG 25 L 18,995 CTV
2
Fri Jul 15 7:30 PM
WPG 20 @ EDM 18 W 39,742 CTV
3
Fri Jul 22 6:30 PM
HAM 18 @ WPG 29 W 24,052 CTV
5
Sun Aug 7 1:30 PM
WPG 30 @ MTL 25 W 20,774 CBC
6
Sat Aug 13 7:30 PM
TOR 16 @ WPG 32 W 27,796 CBC
7
Sat Aug 20 2:00 PM
WPG 6 @ BC 44 L 56,852  
8
Sun Aug 28 1:00 PM
CGY 21 @ WPG 36 W 23,032 CBC
9
Sun Sep 4 1:30 PM
WPG 30 @ SSK 32 L 28,837  
10
Sat Sep 10 6:30 PM
MTL 30 @ WPG 18 L 21,189 CBC
11
Fri Sep 16 7:30 PM
WPG 19 @ CGY 14 W 26,198 CTV
12
Sat Sep 24 6:30 PM
SSK 19 @ WPG 50 W 26,132 CBC
13
Sat Oct 1 7:00 PM
WPG 34 @ HAM 19 W 19,266 CBC
14
Mon Oct 10 1:00 PM
BC 30 @ WPG 18 L 31,508 CBC
15
Sun Oct 16 1:30 PM
WPG 23 @ OTT 42 L 25,642 CBC
16
Sun Oct 23 2:00 PM
EDM 15 @ WPG 33 W 24,206 CBC
18
Sat Nov 5 12:30 PM
WPG 9 @ TOR 33 L 32,921 CBC
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P1
Sun Nov 13 4:00 PM
EDM 22 @ WPG 49 W 31,379 CTV
P2
Sun Nov 20 4:00 PM
WPG 21 @ BC 39 L 59,409 CBC

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.500 3-1-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
Non-Divisional 0.484 2-2-0 (4) 2-2-0 (4)
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Ottawa Rough Riders (2) 0.500
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.344

Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.88 +1.12
Average Winning Score 31.44 +0.35
Average Losing Score 18.43 -1.97
Average Home Score 30.13 +5.38
Average Visitor Score 21.38 -9.38
Average Margin of Victory 13.11 +0.75
Average Margin of Loss 15.43 +6.63

Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 374178 8034114 413677 8360143 241 (30.1)171 (21.4)412 (25.8)
Opponent 184361 6290152 396099 563490 227 (28.4)175 (21.9)402 (25.1)

Coaches

Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Art Asselta – Quarterbacks, Receivers
  • John Gregory – Offensive line
  • Bob Vespaziani – Defensive line, Special teams
  • Fred Glick – Linebackers
  • Mike Riley – Defensive secondary

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – John Hufnagel
  • 1 – Tom Clements
  • 1 – Willard Reaves

Defensive Star

  • 1 – David Shaw
  • 1 – Donovan Rose
  • 1 – Paul Bennett
  • 1 – Wylie Turner

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Tony Norman
  • 2 – John Bonk
  • 1 – Pete Catan

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Willard Reaves (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Aaron Brown (Team Nominee)
  • Offensive Lineman — John Bonk (Division Finalist)
  • Canadian Player — Paul Bennett (Winner)
  • Rookie — Willard Reaves (Division Finalist)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 All-Star Selections

No Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian or Division All-Star selections in 1983.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–7 (7)   Jason Riley (DE) British Columbia (UBC)
3–7 (25)   John Pitts (LB) Western Ontario
4–7 (34)   Pat Cantner (TE) British Columbia (UBC)
5–7 (43)   Todd Turnbull (OG) Wilfrid Laurier
6–7 (52)   Fred Lyseyko (LB) Manitoba
7–7 (61)   Dave Bowness (TE) Manitoba
8–7 (70)   Danny Jakobs (DB) Manitoba

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