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1979 Calgary Stampeders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 12-4 24
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's Western Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: Jack Gotta (12-4)
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1979 Calgary Stampeders Roster
1979 Calgary Stampeders Results

The Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses for 24 points, finishing second in the CFL's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Calgary piled up points with 382 points, while the solid defense conceded 278. Ken Johnson passed for 2,344 yards. Tom Forzani led the receiving corps, grabbing 58 receptions, while Willie Armstead contributed 968 receiving yards.

James Sykes carried the ball for a team-high 703 yards for the Stampeders, while Willie Burden also contributed to the rushing attack.

The larcenous defense pounced on 59 turnovers. Al Burleson picked off 9 opponent throws.

Jack Gotta coached the team. The 1979 Calgary Stampeders lost in the Division Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Ken Johnson31217656.423447.5196.182.610590.0
John Hufnagel1207058.37976.654.254.27574.9
Mike McTague11100.02121.000.000.021118.8
Bruce Threadgill11100.0-1-


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Sykes1517034.738 5
Willie Burden1456584.519 5
Richard Crump652503.824 2
John Hufnagel14594.213 1
Willie Armstead24221.037 0
Rob Forbes9262.90
Ken Johnson30220.713 0
John Palazeti111.00
Bruce Threadgill1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals41817594.238 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Forzani5876113.133 8
Willie Armstead4896820.2105 8
Willie Burden423738.933 3
James Sykes312698.725 1
Bob Viccars2425610.721 1
Kelvin Kirk2032216.133 3
Richard Crump201678.429 0
Danny Walker4369.013 0
Mike McTague199.00
Totals248316112.7105 24


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
J.T. Hay3838100.0322165.6963372859.2904114


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Mike McTague146633143.48111
J.T. Hay15252.0521

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Forzani555449.959 0
Kelvin Kirk2527811.163 1
Richard Crump211497.128 0
Robert Sparks7446.318 0
James Sykes3279.016 0
Mike McTague122.00
Al Burleson100.00
Totals11310449.263 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kelvin Kirk1029029.095 1
Robert Sparks1217314.425 0
Tom Forzani616727.838 0
James Sykes610116.822 0
Richard Crump48822.029 0
John Palazeti188.00
Bernie Morrison100.00
Totals4082320.695 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Burleson913014.435 0
Terry Irvin714721.031 0
Robert Sparks59819.650 0
Ray Odums35117.027 0
Bernie Morrison252.50
Doug Battershill13535.035 1
Ollie Bakken111.00
Totals2846716.750 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
J.T. Hay213814115
Willie Armstead080000150
Willie Burden530000150
Tom Forzani80000048
James Sykes510000036
Kelvin Kirk31100030
Richard Crump200000012
Mike McTague00001111
Reggie Lewis10006
Doug Battershill100006
John Hufnagel10006
Terry Irvin010006
Bob Viccars10006


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