1997 BC Lions Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-10 16
Finishing 4th in the CFL's West Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Semifinal
Coach: Adam Rita (8-10)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1997 BC Lions Roster
1997 BC Lions Results

The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 8 wins and 10 losses for 16 points, finishing fourth in the CFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Lions ran up 429 points, but the defense yielded 536. Damon Allen directed the offense, slinging for 4,653 yards. Alfred Jackson grabbed 79 passes for 1,322 yards, while Larry Thompson contributed to the receiving game as well.

Sean Millington carried the ball for a team-leading 865 yards for BC, and Damon Allen also contributed to the rushing attack.

Don Wilson and Maurice Kelly each seized 4 opponent throws. Virgil Robertson and Joe Fleming each sacked opposing passers 9 times.

Adam Rita coached the team. The 1997 BC Lions lost in the Division Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Damon Allen58337864.846538.0213.6111.97393.5
Giulio Caravatta13753.8644.900.017.71635.4
Lui Passaglia2150.0-3-1.500.0150.0-316.7


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sean Millington1538655.754 5
Damon Allen1118377.528 8
Cory Philpot683044.548 3
Brad Yamaoka8627.818 0
Giulio Caravatta22613.019 0
Al Shipman760.91
Shalon Baker155.00
Andrew English144.00
Cory Mantyka001
Totals35121096.054 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Alfred Jackson79132216.773 10
Larry Thompson7174610.545 3
Mike Trevathan4984617.345 3
Sean Millington494699.629 0
Al Shipman4548310.766 3
Cory Philpot362948.223 1
Nick Mazzoli141369.716 0
Andrew English1212510.421 0
Shalon Baker10727.216 0
Jimmy Cunningham88510.639 1
Brad Yamaoka7324.617 0
Trevor Shaw610417.330 0
Totals386471412.273 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Lui Passaglia4343100.0453577.8334113.7180151


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Lui Passaglia114470341.3764
Giulio Caravatta31121439.2540
Bret Anderson13333.0330

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Shipman5266512.876 1
Larry Thompson272248.335 0
Rashid Gayle45714.220 0
Shalon Baker2126.00
Jimmy Cunningham199.00
Andrew English382.710 0
Cory Philpot155.00
Mike Trevathan144.00
Totals9198410.876 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Shipman3575121.580 0
Larry Thompson1735320.862 0
Cory Philpot1222418.728 0
Rashid Gayle812816.026 0
Jimmy Cunningham411829.538 0
Greg Frers34113.719 0
Andrew English22713.515 0
Shalon Baker12121.021 0
Dave Donaldson11414.014 0
Eddie Lee Thomas2136.50
Daved Benefield11010.010 0
Sean Millington100.00
Totals87170019.580 0

Missed Field Goal Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eddie Lee Thomas12222.022 0
Cory Philpot11616.016 0
Al Shipman11313.013 0
Totals35117.022 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Maurice Kelly4297.215 0
Don Wilson4194.817 0
Leonard Humphries310535.076 1
Greg Frers37926.359 0
Rashid Gayle35016.746 0
John Holland24120.541 0
Damion Lyons2189.018 0
Eddie Lee Thomas2178.513 0
David Maeva12222.022 0
Doug Davies177.00
Totals2538715.576 1


Player No. Yds Avg.
Virgil Robertson9.071.07.9
Joe Fleming9.048.05.3
Dave Chaytors8.047.05.9
Johnny Scott4.032.08.0
B.J. Gallis4.020.05.0
Maurice Kelly3.030.010.0
David Maeva2.015.07.5
Daved Benefield2.013.06.5
Tyrone Chatman2.07.03.5

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lui Passaglia35437155
Alfred Jackson1000060
Damon Allen800048
Al Shipman1310000030
Sean Millington50000030
Cory Philpot31000000024
Larry Thompson30000018
Mike Trevathan3000018
Virgil Robertson200012
Cory Mantyka10006
David Maeva010006
Leonard Humphries10006
Maurice Kelly010006
Jimmy Cunningham1000006


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