1959 BC Lions Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 9-7 18
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union
Postseason: 0-2 Lone Star Division
Coach: Wayne Robinson (9-7)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1959 BC Lions Roster
1959 BC Lions Results

The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League ended the 1959 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses for 18 points, finishing third in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Lions racked up 306 points, and the defense allowed 301. Don Vicic carried the ball for a team-leading 802 yards for BC, while Ed Vereb and Willie Fleming additionally buoyed the ground attack.

Randy Duncan threw for 2,746 yards. Jerry Janes grabbed 41 passes for 936 yards. Ed Vereb and Bruce Claridge contributed to the receiving game also.

Bill Jessup picked off 5 opponent throws.

Wayne Robinson coached the team. The 1959 BC Lions Lone Star Division.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Randy Duncan31815448.427468.6185.7309.49158.0
Earl Keeley261661.52328.927.7415.45376.6
Ed Vereb15426.7946.300.000.04853.2
Willie Fleming100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Vicic1658024.923 6
Willie Fleming1107747.052 3
Ed Vereb1296485.040 1
Bill Britton512424.719 2
Byron Bailey331424.316 1
Randy Duncan291234.228 0
Vern Lofstrom19924.817 1
Joe Yamauchi8445.513 0
Douglas Nagle9333.713 0
Sonny Homer3206.710 1
Earl Keeley650.812 0
Chuck Dubuque1-1-1.00
Jim Wood1-2-2.0-2 0
Hal Sparrow4-14-3.50
Totals56829085.152 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerry Janes4193622.875 6
Bruce Claridge3251916.253 4
Ed Vereb3154417.591 3
Willie Fleming2651719.953 5
Bill Britton121089.028 0
Don Vicic99310.322 0
Jim Wood512424.860 0
Bill Jessup45914.820 2
Paul Cameron44812.015 0
Byron Bailey4399.814 0
Douglas Nagle22713.520 0
Chuck Dubuque11414.014 0
Urban Henry11313.013 0
Joe Yamauchi11212.012 0
Vern Lofstrom199.00
Totals174306217.691 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Vic Kristopaitis322784.4251248.0245241553.766065
Jerry Janes7457.1100.0004


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Hal Sparrow77294038.2533
Jim Wood26107641.4570
Vic Kristopaitis936540.6510
Bill Jessup12121.0210

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Joe Yamauchi482986.212 0
Sonny Homer402787.024 0
Douglas Nagle361875.214 0
Bill Jessup9333.716 0
Bill Britton6325.320 0
Don Vassos2178.517 0
Norm Fieldgate294.50
Totals1438546.024 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Fleming2154526.052 0
Byron Bailey1333625.835 0
Sonny Homer511523.030 0
Don Vassos45714.225 0
Don Vicic44711.817 0
Bill Britton22713.520 0
Douglas Nagle11616.016 0
Bruce Claridge11313.013 0
Bob Brady100.00
Totals52115622.252 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Jessup5275.410 0
Norm Fieldgate45814.540 0
Vic Kristopaitis4184.515 0
Don Vassos3206.720 1
Ted Tully22211.020 0
Bill Britton100.00
Jim Furey100.00
Ed Sullivan100.00
Sonny Homer100.00
Totals221456.640 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Vic Kristopaitis001227265
Willie Fleming35000048
Jerry Janes604040
Don Vicic60000036
Bruce Claridge4000024
Ed Vereb1300024
Bill Britton20000000012
Bill Jessup200000012
Douglas Nagle000010006
Urban Henry010006
Sonny Homer10000006
Vern Lofstrom100006
Norm Fieldgate0010006
Don Vassos0010006
Byron Bailey1000006
Hal Sparrow00033


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