1970 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1 17
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost Conference Final
Coach: Joe Restic (8-5-1)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1970 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1970 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1970 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties for 17 points, finishing first in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

Hamilton scored 292 points, while the defense gave up 279. Dave Fleming carried the ball for a team-high 614 yards for the Tiger-Cats, while Dick Wesolowski and Ed Buchanan also contributed to the rushing attack.

Joe Zuger passed for 1,073 yards. Dave Fleming led the receiving corps, grabbing 56 receptions for 692 yards, while Tommy Coffey was targeted regularly, too.

The opportunistic defense manufactured 64 turnovers. Garney Henley intercepted 10 opponent throws.

Joe Restic coached the team. The 1970 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Joe Zuger1327859.110738.132.3107.66261.2
Wally Gabler1005959.08318.366.077.0076.7
John Eckman803847.56177.745.078.84454.0
Garney Henley11100.077.01100.000.07135.4
Ed Buchanan11100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Fleming1386144.433 5
Ed Buchanan1126055.478 4
Dick Wesolowski904645.224 2
Joe Zuger191146.022 0
Willie Bethea14604.311 1
John Eckman12373.110 2
Wally Gabler17291.70
Gord Christian263.00
Garney Henley561.211 2
Totals40919354.778 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Fleming5669212.462 5
Tommy Coffey4667814.744 5
Ed Buchanan3550014.342 2
Gord Christian1630018.847 0
Bill Starr713419.138 1
Dick Wesolowski68213.726 0
Al Irwin58717.421 1
Garney Henley33411.318 0
Willie Bethea24522.535 0
John Vilunas1-19-19.0-19 0
Totals177253314.362 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS Pts.
Tommy Coffey342985.3301550.0983


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Joe Zuger62290046.8651
Paul McKay40176444.1731
John Manel1035535.5451
Garney Henley14646.0460

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Turek513396.620 0
Paul McKay171227.215 0
Bryan DeMarchi231084.710 0
Garney Henley13564.326 0
Mack Sauls2157.50
Dave Fleming11111.011 0
Bob Krouse100.00
Totals1086516.026 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Buchanan1639624.840 0
Dave Fleming313745.782 0
John Williams613622.733 0
Garney Henley18181.067 0
Mack Lamb37826.00
Ed Turek36923.025 0
Bryan DeMarchi36120.325 0
Dick Wesolowski45313.218 0
Gord Christian4389.514 0
Henry Sorrell12828.028 0
Paul Johnson12424.024 0
Ed Chalupka11212.012 0
Totals46111324.282 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Garney Henley1013913.972 0
John Williams48220.539 0
Paul Johnson4338.223 0
Mack Sauls4297.227 0
Allen Aldridge25326.528 1
Bob Krouse22110.520 0
Ted Page2157.515 0
Henry Sorrell12525.025 0
Mack Lamb11919.019 0
Ed Turek100.00
Totals3141613.472 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
Tommy Coffey515299113
Dave Fleming550000060
Ed Buchanan42000036
Garney Henley20000000012
Dick Wesolowski20000012
John Eckman200012
John Manel10017
Allen Aldridge100006
Paul Schmidlin10006
Bill Starr10006
Willie Bethea1000006
John Williams0010006
Al Irwin10006
Paul McKay00011
Joe Zuger00011


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