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1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 11-4-1 23
Finishing 1st in the CFL's East Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: Frank Kush (11-4-1)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics
1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties for 23 points, finishing first in the CFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Tiger-Cats chalked up 414 points, while the defensive squad yielded 335. Tom Clements led the charge, slinging for 4,536 yards. Keith Baker led all receivers, grabbing 68 receptions for 1,218 yards. Rocky DiPietro provided receiving help also.

Rufus Crawford carried the ball for a team-high 400 yards for Hamilton.

Harold Woods picked off 6 opponent throws. Grover Covington topped pass rushers with 16 quarterback sacks.

Frank Kush coached the team. The 1981 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Division Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
Jerry AndersonDBOctober 27, 19535'11"198OklahomaMurfreesboro, TN USA1
Keith BakerWRJune 4, 19575'10"187Texas A&MDallas, TX USA160
Greg BarrowOLJanuary 6, 19576'4"265Florida5
Gerald BessDBMay 24, 19586'0"188TuskegeePensacola, FL USA3
Jack BlairLBOctober 19, 19566'1"192Hamilton Hurricanes Jr.13
John BlakeGSeptember 1, 19526'6"235San Jose StateVancouver, BC 16
Mark BragagnoloRBOctober 20, 19556'1"215TorontoTimmins, ON 13
Ecomet BurleyDTJune 6, 19545'10"240Texas TechAnderson County, TX 14
Maurice BurtonDBMarch 9, 19585'10"170Morgan StateBenton Harbor, MI 1
Carm CarteriLBJuly 17, 19566'2"215MontanaRegina, SK 16
Lou ClareLBMarch 13, 19506'2"220MinnesotaMississauga, ON 3
Tom ClementsQBJune 18, 19536'0"183Notre DameMcKees Rocks, PA USA1616
Phil ColwellRBSeptember 19, 19566'1"195Wilfrid Laurier2
Grover CovingtonDEMarch 25, 19566'2"235Johnson C. SmithMonroe, NC 16
Rufus CrawfordRBMay 21, 19555'10"180Virginia St.Gastonia, NC USA13
Rocky DiPietroTEJanuary 30, 19566'3"210OttawaSault Ste. Marie, ON 16
Howard FieldsDBMarch 15, 19585'10"190BaylorChickasa, OK 15
Ross FrancisGMay 7, 19576'3"255Queen'sOshawa, ON 16
Ed FultonGJanuary 27, 19556'3"250MarylandAbington, PA USA16
Ed GataveckasLBDecember 29, 19576'0"215AcadiaToronto, ON 16
Dave GraffiRBJune 16, 19596'0"220Wilfrid LaurierSt. Catharines, ON 16
David GreenRBSeptember 7, 19535'10"200ChowanJacksonville, NC USA6
York HentschelDLJune 16, 19536'3"250DrakeBentley, AB 2
Rick KalvaitisDTAugust 25, 19586'4"235Wilfrid Laurier15
Dave MarlerQBDecember 20, 19556'1"195Mississippi State160
Alan MoffatGMay 7, 19526'4"265Ottawa12
Jim MullerDEFebruary 11, 19576'3"240Queen's16
Emil NielsenDBAugust 19, 19535'11"180Simon Fraser16
Steven ParkerTESeptember 21, 19586'4"250IllinoisEvanston, IL 4
Gord PatersonWRSeptember 7, 19505'11"185Manitoba16
Leroy PaulDBMay 4, 19575'10"186Texas Southern13
Leif PettersenWRDecember 23, 19506'2"183Otterbein160
John PriestnerLBAugust 4, 19586'2"227Western OntarioBurlington, ON 16
Jim RameyDEMarch 9, 19576'4"261KentuckyLouisville, KY USA12
Bernie RuoffKOctober 12, 19516'0"200SyracuseWest Germany, 160
David ShawDBNovember 4, 19536'0"180Prairie View A&MMountain Home, ID 16
Kerry SmithWRJanuary 6, 19545'10"168Scanborough14
Steve StaplerWRJune 28, 19585'11"165San Diego StateLos Angeles, CA 15
Ed SzpytmaDENovember 17, 19556'5"240McMasterHamilton, ON 1
Bob Van DuyneOLMay 15, 19526'5"243IdahoSan Bernardino, CA USA16
Henry WaszczukCAugust 26, 19506'0"230Kent State16
Bernard WestLBMarch 13, 19586'0"220North TexasConroe, TX 2
Harold WoodsDBDecember 24, 19556'0"180West VirginiaRichmond, WV 15
Preston YoungDBJuly 15, 19546'0"180Simon FraserRegina, SK 16
Ben ZambiasiLBAugust 19, 19566'0"206GeorgiaValdosta, GA 14


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