1997 Edmonton Eskimos Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 12-6 24
Finishing 1st in the CFL's West Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: Ron Lancaster (12-6)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1997 Edmonton Eskimos Roster
1997 Edmonton Eskimos Results

The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 6 losses for 24 points, finishing first in the CFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Eskimos allowed 400 points, lowest in the league. Edmonton ran up 479 points. Danny McManus led the charge, passing for 4,099 yards. Darren Flutie snagged 90 passes for 1,313 yards. Bob Gordon provided receiving help, too.

Eric Blount carried the ball for a team-best 672 yards.

Kavis Reed picked off 7 opponent throws. Malvin Hunter sacked opposing passers 9 times, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 48 sacks.

Ron Lancaster coached the team. The 1997 Edmonton Eskimos lost in the Division Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Danny McManus48829360.040998.4224.5193.97185.9
Jimmy Kemp1508053.311757.832.096.06960.8
Marcus Crandell13538.5715.517.717.73350.5
Sean Fleming3266.75919.7133.300.00149.3
Eric Blount11100.01010.000.000.010108.3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eric Blount1776723.824 0
Tony Burse802543.226 13
Jimmy Kemp201477.417 0
Mike Sellers401333.311 1
Darren Flutie13535.035 0
Danny McManus12242.012 1
Sean Fleming12222.022 0
Marcus Crandell2189.025 0
Andre Bolduc6172.80
Henry Williams5102.00
Bob Gordon471.80
Willie Pless420.51
Totals35213413.835 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Darren Flutie90131314.651 9
Bob Gordon71107315.139 7
Eddie Brown5482215.271 4
Eric Blount443658.331 0
Don Blair3662317.347 3
Tony Burse2930910.727 0
Marc Tobert2227612.538 0
Shannon Myers1529819.969 2
Henry Williams812615.838 1
Mike Sellers55711.421 0
Andre Bolduc25226.041 0
Kavis Reed13232.032 0
Chris Hardy12727.027 0
Sean Fleming12525.025 0
Willie Pless11212.012 1
Totals380541014.271 27


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Sean Fleming4141100.0564173.21178475160.9873178


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Sean Fleming115466740.6919

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Henry Williams848219.872 1
Don Blair1822112.356 0
Bob Gordon2136.511 0
Eric Blount199.00
Totals105106410.172 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Henry Williams52110521.242 0
Eric Blount1320015.436 0
Jed Roberts22010.012 0
Bob Gordon11818.018 0
Bennie Goods11414.014 0
Mike Sellers11414.014 0
Malvin Hunter133.00
Totals71137419.442 0

Missed Field Goal Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Henry Williams818022.580 0
Don Blair2168.016 0
Mike Sellers100.00
Totals1119617.880 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kavis Reed718326.159 2
Glenn Rogers69415.734 0
Tommy Henry510020.045 0
Willie Pless35518.328 0
Trent Brown13131.031 0
Malcolm Frank11717.017 0
Mike Sellers188.00
Ian Franklin144.00
Derrick Beatty144.00
Malvin Hunter100.00
Totals2749618.459 2


Player No. Yds Avg.
Malvin Hunter9.049.05.4
Leroy Blugh7.064.09.1
Willie Pless7.020.02.9
Derek MacCready5.032.06.4
Bennie Goods4.038.09.5
Errol Martin4.035.08.8
Jed Roberts3.09.03.0
Bruce Dickson3.07.02.3
Maurice Miller2.019.09.5
Tommy Henry2.04.02.0
Derrick Beatty1.03.03.0
Mike Sellers1.01.01.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Sean Fleming00414123187
Tony Burse130000078
Darren Flutie09000258
Bob Gordon0700000144
Eddie Brown400024
Don Blair3000000120
Henry Williams0110000012
Kavis Reed0200012
Shannon Myers200012
Willie Pless110000012
Mike Sellers1000000006
Danny McManus10006


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